Peterborough street pastor numbers double

The number of street pastors who patrol a Cambridgeshire city has doubled.

Eight new street pastors for Peterborough will be commissioned, at a service later, bringing the total number to 16.

The new street pastors have all completed 50 hours of training to prepare them to help out in the city centre on Saturday nights.

Last year, the Peterborough Street Pastors Scheme helped more than 1300 people.

They will be working in conjunction with the city council, police and licensed premises.

The men and women will be commissioned as part of a Churches Together in Central Peterborough Service.

During the service, Rev Chris Duffett will take up the role of City Centre Chaplain.

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