Belfast Street Pastors
The next full training course will begin in 2020
Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place
Come out as an observer before that to see if Street Pastors is something for you.
Our 2018 Annual Report has been printed.
Click here to download
We are now going out earlier on Saturday evenings to parks and residential areas in East and West Belfast to engage with younger people. This may suit those who don’t want to be out to 3am! Let us know if you are interested…
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
We want to continually increase the number of teams going out. Contact us if you would like to get involved. We are now going out early evenings and connecting with younger people on the streets and need more volunteers. Contact us for more information.
TRAINING – contact us for details and see training page for more info and register now….
We launched School Pastors in Malone Integrated College in Jan 2017 and are going in on Mondays and Wednesdays at lunch time getting to know the great kids and staff. For a look at what School Pastors do, click here
Dublin Street Pastors is launching in March 2019 and Lisburn & Castlereagh are almost ready to hit the streets. We have also had an exploratory meeting in Ballymena (Mid & East Antrim) – the family grows…
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.
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
From Our Blog
We've just had a fantastic weekend with Les Isaac (founder of Street Pastors), Simon Thomas and Sandy Scrimgeour (Ascension Trust Scotland) We had 2 commissioning services praying for and sending out new Street Pastors and also spent time thinking, praying and...