From THE SUNDERLAND ECHO:
The new bishop of Durham says, “The Church needs to be risk-taking. We need to take more risks.”
For an example, he referred to Wearside’s successful Street Pastor scheme, which works out of Sunderland Minster.
“This is work through the grace of God. It’s the right thing to do. There is no ulterior motive, and the work reflects the true nature of God. The pastors provide an important service to young people out late on the streets. The pastor’s work is sacrificial, it’s a real service to others.
“It’s edgy stuff, but it’s brilliant and we need to be doing more of it. Real God stuff. If we’re too comfortable, we’re probably not doing what we should be,” he concluded.