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What is a Street Pastor?

Street Pastors is a Christian response to the needs in local communities caused by crime, antisocial behaviour & vulnerability of those who have been out at bars & clubs late at night. In 1993 the Ascension Trust was established as a way of channelling and developing the response.

“Caring, listening, helping” are the three words at the heart of the vision for Street Pastors.

The main work is carried out on a Friday night, from 10pm – 4am. A team of four Street Pastors spend time on the streets close to pubs and night clubs – ready to help in practical ways when relationships have broken down or the effect of too much alcohol is causing difficulty. It’s about the church showing in practical ways that we care, will listen & help, without someone having to listen to a sermon first!! It’s about getting to know our local community & building relationships into which we can bring the love of God.

All of this is underpinned by prayer. Whenever our Street Pastors are out on the street, a group of people are praying at the night base at Bromsgrove Baptist Church for the situations that may arise on the streets.

We are thrilled to report that since the implementation of Bromsgrove Street Pastors, anti social behaviour on a Friday night has reduced by over 35%.  We were also thrilled to win the Community Safety Award at the end of 2013.  Thank you Bromsgrove for taking us to your hearts.