Moderator joins Street Pastors at T in The Park
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and street pastors will be among music fans at T in the Park tonight.
Right Reverend Albert Bogle is attending the gig to see for himself the work that street pastors do during festivals such as T in the Park, and if need be, to lend a sympathetic ear and give support to anyone who might need it.
Volunteer street pastors are an inter-denominational Christian organisation and are a regular sight at weekends in cities including Edinburgh, Falkirk, Perth and Stirling.
The specially trained volunteers and Mr Bogle will not be preaching the Gospel but will be there to listen, care, show and share the love of Jesus with revellers wanting to talk to them.
Mr Bogle said: “The church is not about buildings but where the people are. Wherever the people are, that’s where the church should be. It’s good for the church to connect with music, to see where the young people in our society are and how they enjoy themselves.
“Street pastors is not about do-gooders telling people off. It’s about being there just in case anyone needs help and them having someone around who they know they can trust.”