Street Pastors is an interdenominational network of Christian charities operating across the UK and worldwide. It is a 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 some 9000 trained volunteers in over 250 teams around the United Kingdom.
Individual street pastors are Christian adults with a concern for their community, who undergo 12 days of training in order to voluntarily patrol the streets of towns and cities at night, helping and caring for people in practical ways. To be a Street Pastor you need to be over 18 (no upper age limit), a church member and able to commit to our training programme.
A Street Pastor is a Christian with a concern for society, who is willing to engage people where they are, both in terms of their attitudes and location.
In Congleton, each Street Pastor team consists of four groups of four, each of which will work on a Friday once a month, from 7pm to 11pm. Prayer teams of four groups of three/four meet during the same hours and are on call for prayer support at all times.
STREET PASTORS IN CONGLETON IS PART OF ‘CHURCHES TOGETHER IN CONGLETON’.
From Wellspring we have six Street Pastors/Prayers as part of the teams
For further information from Wellspring, contact: Dianne Burgess for the street teams and Anne Argent for the prayer teams