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CNI Network would like to invite you to Afternoon Tea at Lambeth Palace. This special event on Monday 20th October will launch our celebrations for 2015:10 and includes an optional guided tour as well as Afternoon Tea in the State Drawing Room. Although Archbishop Justin is unable to be with us this will be a special afternoon in the life and work of CNI Network. Bookings will close a month before so please book soon if you are planning to attend - full details are here
 
Club Angels Croydon were recently filmed for BBC 1's Street Patrol programme. The camera crew followed the team as they hung out in Tiger Tiger with a mission to 'chat, help, listen and care'. Our hope, as CNI Network, is to employ Lucy Hardy to develop the work of Club Angels nationally starting in November. Lucy has developed Club Angels in Croydon and met with several clubs and interested groups across London. We need to raise an extra £15,000 a year in order to do this, see below...
CNI Network is resourcing and supporting local projects to make the difference in local communities across the UK and Spain. We have never received Government funding and we were turned down by the Lottery. We don't ask local projects to buy into a costly franchise scheme as we believe CNI exists to make a difference in local communities not a profit for a national organisation. As a grass-roots organisation we support and encourage local ideas and look at ways we can help these develop in other communities (such as Club Angels and Festival Angels). There is a need now though to raise our game on the financial side to help us grow and expand. 

We are looking for 365 people, businesses, projects or organisations who will give to CNI through monthly giving. Even £2 a month would make a massive difference! If this is you please click here to sign up.
St John's College, Nottingham are offering a study course on Counselling Skills in Pastoral Care - see here for more information

For Spanish speakers Spain Street Angels featured on IB3 News recently - see the video here.

CNI Network have set up a Google Prayer Calendar to encourage prayer for all that we do as a network and partnerships. You can view the calendar and import to your own Google Calendar here
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Christians from across the North of England will be heading to Leeds Festival next month. 

The group of over one hundred volunteers won't be enjoying the music from the latest bands but will be running the Lost Property tent, a Prayer Cafe and offering help and assistance across the Bramham Park site.

Work at Leeds Festival started in 2011 when a Methodist lady from the local village of Thorner approached Festival Republic to ask if the local churches could run a prayer tent. Festival Republic agreed and offered the churches space within the festival village. 

In 2012 the work had grown and Festival Angels was launched as a link to the Street and Club Angels running across the country. The team was approached to run the lost property tent in 2013 as the festival organisers knew that they could trust the church to run it properly! Detached teams were also launched in 2013 as a way of offering help to some of the 90,000 festival goers as well as water, sun tan lotion and sweets to the staff. 

Revd. Andy Nicholson, a local vicar and coordinator of Festival Angels, says, "being involved in Leeds Festival Angels is a very exciting part of what the church needs to be doing. We're reaching out to young people and saying that the church is there for them. We care about them. That's such an important message for us as Christians to put over."

Festival Angels, which is part of the CNI (Christian Nightlife Initiatives) Network, is looking to link with other Christian based festival initiatives and offer support and resources to churches who want to set up a prayer cafe or detached work at local music festivals.

For more information visit www.leedsfestivalangels.org.uk or follow Festival Angels on Twitter and Facebook.

There is still time to volunteer as a Leeds Festival Angel - deadline is 31st July!
Please nominate us in the Just Giving Charity of the Year Awards. Please use the name Street Angels CNI Network - click the image above to vote!
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