The Revd Chris Cullwick is the leader of the York Community Chaplaincy and one of the founders of Street Angels. He said, “We’re really delighted that Bishop Martin will be joining us on Friday evening, and experiencing the work of Street Angels. We walk the streets of York every Friday and Saturday night, and lend a hand to people needing help or information, from directions to the nearest taxi rank to where to find a safe place to stay for the night.
“Our volunteers identify people in vulnerable situations: single girls needing someone to walk them to a taxi or wait with them for a bus, guys who have lost their mates and their mobile phones, the teenagers drinking cider in the market stalls, or the homeless man who’s just had some guy pour a can of beer over his sleeping bag. Street Angels are there to care for those in need, to provide a listening ear and to be a safe and approachable person.”
The Bishop of Selby, the Rt Revd Martin Wallace said, “I’m looking forward to seeing the work of the Street Angels at first hand. They are people who really want to make a difference in their city. This project has now trained 55 volunteers from York churches and I think it's wonderful that they are willing to express their faith in a practical way, giving help to people in need.”