“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
We are part of a national team first pioneered in 2003, and Street Pastors continues to grow throughout the UK and across the world.
Street pastors are trained volunteers from local churches and we care about our community.
We are usually on patrol from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. on a Friday or Saturday night to care for, listen to and help people who are out on the streets.
We are led by our local coordinator and we also have support from local churches and community groups in partnership with the police, local council and other statutory agencies.
If you are interested in finding out more about our work, or are interested in becoming a Street Pastor, please contact us using the details on this page.
Borders Street Pastor Steve came to the rescue of a stricken lorry driver on a remote Borders road on his way home from the Commissioning Service and first patrol on June 2016.
A lorry had jack knifed on a dangerous corner, so Steve helped to keep traffic clear until the police arrived.
Afterwards, Steve took the lorry driver into his car and shared some leftover goodies from the Commissioning Service, offering words of comfort to the driver who was shaken up after his ordeal.
Later, at his house, Steve saw the recovery vehicle pull up, and as the incident was at suck a remote location, offered to guide the driver to the site. This offer was gratefully received.
Steve finally got to bed at 5am.
Well done Steve!
About Ascension Trust Scotland
Ascension Trust Scotland is a Christian inter-denominational organisation with a passion to empower individuals to work together within their local community and nation, to contribute positively to society and to improve the quality of life of the disadvantaged and vulnerable.