“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
Thank you for visiting Billingshurst Street Pastors web page.
We are part of a national team first pioneered in 2003, and Street Pastors continues to grow throughout the UK and across the world.
Billingshurst Street Pastors have been patrolling in this West Sussex village since May 2013 to care for, listen to and help people who are out on the streets. We are quite a small group operating in a rural area which, unlike our colleagues in more urban communities, is not “blessed” by clubs etc operating into the small hours. Our aim is to run up to two patrols a week alternating between lunchtimes, school home-times and late evenings. Our patrols in their familiar uniforms are well-received and acknowledged as helping to maintain Billingshurst as a safe community-centred environment: “a good place to grow up in; a good place to grow old in”.
Street Pastors are trained volunteers from local churches and we care about our community. While the team is out patrolling the village streets we have a group of Prayer Pastors supporting them from our base at Trinity United Reformed Church. In addition to the Billingshurst churches, we also have support from community groups in the area, local authorities, other statutory agencies and Sussex Police.
If you want to find out more about our work, or are interested in becoming a Street Pastor or a Prayer Pastor, please contact us using the details on this page.