The Christian Police Association is promoting an International Day of Prayer for the Emergency Services on 24th June 2021. Please see our Prayer page for details of how you can get involved: Visit our Prayer/Events page here: https://www.cpauk.net/events/
The International Christian Police Fellowship Autumn Prayer Letter is out now. It is encouraging to see what other Christian Police groups from around the world have been doing over the last few months.
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Deborah was interviewed recently by Premier Christian Radio about her faith and work in the police service – particularly during the challenging lockdown period. You can listen here:
The Christian Police Association is promoting an International Day of Prayer for the Emergency Services on 25th June 2020. See the CPA UK website Events/Prayer page for details of how you can get involved: www.cpauk.net/events
Please join us in supporting Emergency Service colleagues around the world as they face a variety of challenges and thank you for your support.
Please remember that you can keep updated on the official coronavirus advice via the government website: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
You will be aware that this advice has changed significantly since 16th March and is impacting all of us. All of our CPA staff need to follow this advice. As a result, there will be some changes and disruption to CPA activities over the coming weeks. Our staff should still be able to access emails and phones if you need to contact us. We will also endeavour to use our various online channels of communication, including our CPA UK website Media, Publications and News pages along with our Facebook and Twitter accounts. See www.cpauk.net for more…
Our Mission continues to be as important as ever during this time:
- A National Voice for Christians in Policing
- Encourage and support Christians in the Police Service.
- Communicate in words and action, the truth, message and hope of the gospel of Jesus Christ to colleagues and the community we serve.
- Build bridges between the Christian community and the Police.
The Big Church Day Out – Volunteering Opportunities
In May 2020, over 25,000 people from across the UK & Europe will be joining together for the Big Church Day Out (BCDO) on the Wiston Estate near Steyning, West Sussex. The annual event has been running since 2009 and has grown to become an exciting weekend-long event for the wider Christian community. 2020 will see the advent of BC Youth, which provides bespoke entertainment and worship for young people.
Each year, over 500 volunteers give their time to ensure the not-for-profit event runs smoothly. For 2020, the Police has been invited to support in a voluntary capacity again, specifically in relation to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults attending the event. Clare McKnight, has led the team for the last 4 years and will be continuing to do so this year. She is a recently retired police inspector from Sussex Police. We are therefore appealing for individuals who would be willing to assist with the event.
Safeguarding volunteers would be responsible for dealing with lost and separated children, as well as any immediate concerns for vulnerable persons. In turn, the team also provide a welcoming role for campers when they arrive on the Friday. The volunteers can be either police officers or police staff and would attend as a member of the public, not in a uniformed capacity. Volunteers do not have to be Christian, just have a heart for serving.
In return, as well as the opportunity to be part of a great team, volunteers will receive:
- Free access to the event when not working plus free tickets for immediate family.
- Free camping onsite (including family) or accommodation at a local conference centre (volunteer only)
- Free meals (2 per worked day)
- Free T-shirt and Water Bottle.
Support for the event will be provided from Friday 22nd May to Monday 25th May with early and late shifts available. If you would be interested in volunteering at an exciting and vibrant family event or would like further information, then please send your expression of interest to Clare McKnight at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retired Police Officer – Sussex Police