Belfast Street pastors are trained volunteers from local churches and we care about our community. We are usually on patrol from 10 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
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The next full training course has just started during September 2022, its not too late still to join as it will be ongoing until January 2023, please contact us at email@example.com if you are interested.
Come out as an observer to see if Street Pastors is something for you.
We want to continually increase the number of teams going out. Contact us if you would like to get involved. We are planning on going out in the early evenings and connecting with younger people on the streets and need more volunteers. Contact us for more information.
Belfast Street Pastors is part of a wider community with schemes in Newtownabbey, Lisburn & Castlereagh, Bangor & Newtownards, Coleraine, Dublin and Cork with more new schemes being setup.
We are part of a network first pioneered in 2003, with over 15,000 Street Pastors in GB & Ireland. There are now over 300 Street Pastors on this island alone and it continues to grow throughout Ireland, Britain and across the world.
Belfast Street Pastors is a registered charity in Northern Ireland NIC105299 (as well as a Limited Company NI631556).
Our costs are kept to a minimum, but we do need support and you can support Street Pastors via text giving. Simply text
SBSP22 £10 to 70070
(or £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 and £10, up to a maximum of £30 per day)
You can also donate here