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Welcome to the Brighton & Hove Street Pastors.

Thank you for your interest.

Brighton & Hove Street Pastors are a team of Christian volunteers from a variety of churches in and around the city.  We go out on the streets of central Brighton & Hove on Friday nights from 10pm until 2-4am to listen, care and help anyone in need, in a non-judgmental way with no strings attached.

Working closely with the Police, club staff, the City Council and the YMCA-organised Safe Space in St. Paul’s, West Street, we help make the streets of central Brighton are safer.  There is a reduction of 30-40% in criminal activity at night-time when Street Pastors and similar agencies are out there.

We help people who have lost their friends, making sure that they get home safely.  We provide a listening ear to those who are vulnerable, and people who are unwell through drugs or alcohol.  For the homeless, we chat with them giving them a real sense of being valued and cared for.

Photo courtesy Lel Hurst

Getting involved with Brighton & Hove Street Pastors by:

  • being part of a patrol team, or
  • praying for teams whilst they are out, or
  • supporting us financially

will make a real difference to people’s lives.

 David Burrowes MP and patron of Street Pastors says: “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.”

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Check out the International Street Pastors website.