What is a Street Pastor??
You may have seen some people on the streets of Braintree on a Friday night from 18:30 – 02:00 dressed in a uniform with “STREET PASTOR” on it.
Who Are We??
We are Christian volunteers from a number of churches in Braintree.
What Do We Do??
We are a Christian presence on the streets of Braintree, caring for people in need, to help make them feel safe, so they can enjoy their evening out. Our role is not about preaching, but caring, listening and helping vulnerable individuals ………… unconditionally!!
Why Do We Do It??
Because we want to demonstrate the love that God has shown to us in Jesus Christ. ………”truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me”……… Matthew 25:40
Area Coordinator: Kevin Stroud
t: 07752 038393
Chair: Lyn Terris
Prayer Co-ordinator: Grace Bryers
Treasurer: Scott Wood
t: 01376 550 400
Braintree Street Pastors Celebrate
November 12th 2011, Les Isaac, founder of Street Pastors and Director of the Ascension Trust, joined us to celebrate three successful years of Street Pastors patrols on the streets of Braintree, and took the opportunity to issue a new challenge:
“We need everyone – all ages – grandmas and grandpas too – put in your false teeth, scrub your wooden leg and let’s go.”
We now have 14 new Street Pastors Praise the Lord.
A Few More Statistics
We now have 26 active Street Pastors and 28 Prayer Warriors (who pray for the Street Pastors when they are out on patrol).
Over the past 4 years, we have:
- Walked approximately 434 miles around Braintree
- Prayed for approximately 403 hours
- Helped lots people to get home
- Administered First Aid to many people
- Given out 467 pairs of flip-flops
- Had meaningful conversations/prayed with 321 people
- Provided 16 very cold people with space blankets
- Collected and disposed of 824 bottles/glasses which otherwise could have been used as weapons
If you are interested in becoming a Street Pastor or prayer supporter in Braintree, please contact Kevin Stroud at the email address above.