Welcome to Belfast Street Pastors!
Our new 2015 Annual Report is available! Download it here:
A5 version – good for reading on screen
A4 version – good if you can print double sided.
We want to continually increase the number of teams going out. Contact us if you would like to get involved – there is some training in Ards, will be in Coleraine soon, and in Belfast/Newtownabbey late September.
NEW TRAINING in Ards began Wed 6 April 2016 – see training page for more info and register now….
We are exploring whether School Pastors could be a benefit for a school in Belfast. Watch this space for more info and how the pilot develops…
Together with Cork Street Pastors we are helping some church leaders develop Street Pastors for Dublin – the family grows…
We are part of a network first pioneered in 2003, with over 13,000 Street Pastors in GB & Ireland. There are now 300 Street Pastors on this island alone and it continues to grow throughout Ireland, Britain and across the world.
Ards & North Down Street Pastors is the latest scheme in Ireland. Dublin will probably be next!
We are working with a school in Belfast to develop ‘School Pastors’ – a first in Ireland. For a look at what School Pastors do, click here
Diageo have kindly made a 3 min video for us to show what we do Click here to download
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, gender etc. – we want to act as Jesus would on the streets of Belfast: available and willing to help all with practical and spiritual help.
We give out flipflops, help people get home safe, calm anti-social behaviour, give a listening ear, stay with vulnerable people etc. If someone wants prayer, we are happy to pray as well.
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 100 trained volunteers from over 50 different churches, representing 15 denominations and 8 different nationalities!!!
Check out our facebook page for latest info and pics
The next full training course begins in Autumn 2016 – more details on our training page. You can come out as an observer in the meantime…