Did you hear the one about the English, Scots, Welsh and Irish? This Saturday (31 Jan) all 4 Street Pastor schemes in Ireland are meeting with Les Isaac (founder of Street Pastors), Sandy (from Scotland) and Simon (originally from Wales) to pray, dream and plan for the further development of Street Pastors in Ireland…
Street pastors are trained volunteers from local churches and we care about our community. We are usually on patrol from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. on a Friday or Saturday night to care for, listen to and help people who are out on the streets. We don’t go out to Bible-bash or promote one church/denomination or discriminate based on religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, age or gender. – we want to act as Jesus would on the streets of Belfast.
We give out flipflops, help people get home safe, calm anti-social behaviour, give a listening ear, stay with vulnerable people etc.
We are led by our local coordinator and management team with support from local churches. We partner with other voluntary groups, the police, and Belfast City Council. If you are interested in finding out more about our work, or are interested in becoming a Street Pastor, please contact us
Belfast Street Pastors currently has over 95 trained volunteers from over 40 different churches, 10 denominations and 8 different nationalities!!!
Check out our facebook page for latest info and pics
The next training course begins Sat 28 Feb – see the training page for more details.