Bristol Street Pastors – Now Recruiting!
Street Pastors are now one step nearer to being on the streets of this city. Our Management Committee has signed the License Agreement with the Ascension Trust, so we’re now official! Thanks to everyone for their support and prayers over the last few months. We are now planning our official launch and training scheme for the autumn.
We are now actively seeking volunteers for the following roles: Street Pastors To become a Street Pastor, you need to complete an application form, and undergo an interview, CRB check and training. For further information and an application, form please email bristol a_t streetpastors d_o_t org d_o_t uk with a subject line of ‘Application’.
Prayer Support Prayer back-up is absolutely vital to the work of Street Pastors; if you can help in this area, please email bristol a_t streetpastors d_o_t org d_o_t uk with a subject line of ‘Prayer’ Area Co-ordinator A lot of work needs to go on behind the scenes to ensure that Street Pastors are properly trained, equipped and organised. Much of this work is carried out by an Area Co-ordinator (supported by the Management Committee). If you have a heart for this work, and around a day a week you could commit, then please email bristol a_t streetpastors d_o_t org d_o_t uk with a subject line of ‘Area Co-ordinator’ If you’d like a presentation to your church about Bristol Street Pastors, then please email bristol a_t streetpastors d_o_t org d_o_t uk with a subject line of ‘Church Visit’
More Information: Street Pastors is an inter-denominational Church response to urban problems, engaging with people on the streets to care, listen and dialogue. It was pioneered in London in January 2003 by Rev Les Isaac, Director of the Ascension Trust, and has seen some remarkable results, including drops in crime in areas where teams have been working. There are now over 200 initiatives across the United Kingdom, with over 9000 trained Street Pastors. Each city project is set up by Ascension Trust and run by a local coordinator with support from Ascension Trust and local churches and community groups, in partnership with Police, Council and other statutory agencies.
Practically, Street Pastors are teams of Christians who go out in teams from around 10pm - 4am on a Friday and Saturday night, and are there to listen and look after people who are vulnerable (and after a night on the town, that can be almost anyone!). Vitally important in this work is the support of a dedicated team who stay in touch with the Street Pastors and provide prayer back-up. The initiative is particularly well supported by the police in Bristol who have been asking for street pastors for some time and has proved to be a great blessing to many other cities in Britain where Street Pastors have been running. Keep up to date with developments on Bristol Street Pastors at
For more information, on the Street Pastors initiative, see http://www.streetpastors.org.uk, or search for ‘Street Pastors’ on YouTube, or Bristol Networks http://www.bristolnetworks.org.uk/
Videos: Christmas Guardian Angels & Cheltenham street pastors http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5lFgvEQ5Ik http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlmicbtR9mo