Melissa Walker of A B Walker, The Funeral People, was commissioned as a qualified Street Pastor at a service on Saturday 25th February 2017 at Life Spring Church after 40 hours of training over a 6 month period. Melissa volunteered to join the Reading Street Pastors and has been out regularly on Saturday night patrols - assisting vulnerable people in Reading town centre.
"I really enjoy being part of a wonderful team which is devoted to looking out for people at night in Reading, usually who have over indulged!" Reading Street Pastors, which is a Christian based project is based at Reading Minster in the town centre and has teams out between 10pm to 3am every Friday and Saturday night, along with added cover for Reading Universities Fresher's Week, Reading Festival and the Henley Regatta.
Reading Street Pastor, Sally Leonard (left) and Melissa Walker (Right)