Barking & Dagenham
“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
Street Pastors are a Christian response to community issues engaging with people on the streets by caring, listening and offering practical help where possible. We have a strong partnership foundation with local service providers, charities, local police and the borough council.
The project was launched in Barking & Dagenham in April 2008 with Christians volunteering from a number of churches throughout the borough giving their time to making a difference in our community.
We carry out evening patrols every two weeks on Fridays and Saturdays within various wards of the borough.