Colchester Street Pastors was launched on December 8, 2007 at the Town Hall with the Mayor and representatives of the Police and Borough council present. The team began work on the streets on December 14.
Email received 22/1109:
Dear Street Pastors,
I am writing to say thanks for the help I received from two young street pastors on the night of Friday 20th November. These two very helpful young men assisted me to the safety of a friend's house when I had drunk too many Tequila slammers in The Silk Road. They helped me down Priory street and into St Augustine Mews at around 2a.m. I don't think I had the presence of mind to thank them properly at the time. They appeared, like Guardian Angels, just at the moment I needed them - sometimes I do think god is looking out for me!. I was touched by their kindness and if you can locate the two men concerned, please pass on my thanks and apologies.