Who Are They?
Street Pastors were pioneered in London in 2003 by Rev. Les Isaac. On that first night, 18 volunteers took to the streets of Brixton – 15 women and 3 men. Since then 12,000 street and prayer pastors have been trained and currently, more than 300 towns and cities around the UK have a Street Pastors team. When you add prayer pastors, management teams and trustees, this means that there are over 20,000 volunteers in total associated with the Street Pastors network. There are also a growing number of Street Pastors elsewhere in the world
Each project is licensed by Ascension Trust, which is the governing body behind Street Pastors, and run by a local coordinator with support from local churches and community groups, in partnership with the police, local council and other statutory agencies.
“Street Pastors is about Christians rolling up their sleeves and getting involved in practically responding to the problems of crime and safety. They are like beacons on our streets and I want to see them shining brightly in every constituency. “David Burrowes, Patron of Ascension Trust
A street pastor is someone who is…
- a Christian and is part of a local church;
- concerned for society and their local community;
- willing to engage with people, whatever their perspective on life and wherever they hang out;
- happy to work in a team and in collaboration with other agencies and projects, both statutory and voluntary.
Wellingborough Street Pastors
Wellingborough Street Pastors were established in 2013. We work alongside the Police, Wellingborough Pubwatch and Wellingborough Council (The Urban Trinity) to Help, Care & Listen and to serve the Night Time Economy
We currently have 15 Commissioned Street Pastors and 10 in training, and four Prayer Pastors from 11 local churches We go out at least three weekends per month between 2200 hrs. and 0300 hrs. but our aim is to cover all weekends
What do we need?
Trainee Street Pastors
- Christians who are part of a local church, and who are concerned for society and their local community; the volunteers need to be willing to engage with people, whatever their perspective on life and wherever they hang out, and to be happy to work in a team and in collaboration with other agencies and projects, both statutory and voluntary
- Gleneagles is presently the local church that provides us with the largest number of volunteers, and as such the vicar is a member of our board of trustees.
- As above, but with a desire to make a difference through prayer where they.
- We are a charity, and we finance our own training, uniforms etc. Gleneagles honoured us by making us one of the Church Mission Partners, and donating £35.00 a month to us
- Everything we do is underpinned by prayer.
- We are only human, so need God’s help to do His Work