About Us


Canterbury Street Pastors invite you to learn more about our ministry in the historic Cathedral City of Canterbury. We are part of a national team that was 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 who care about our community. We are usually on patrol from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. every Saturday to care for, listen to, and help people who are out on the streets. We are led by our local coordinator and 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.

Mission Statement  

“We are a Local Initiative of the Global Street Pastor Movement with a mission to engage, train, and mobilize Christian volunteers from different churches. We aim to be relevant in public life and address issues of vulnerability and social exclusion by embodying the principles of caring, listening, and helping people as salt and light. We collaborate with the police, local authorities, and other voluntary organizations to achieve our goals and promote greater social cohesion in our community.”


The Street Pastor Movement embraces Christians from a range of denominations with a passion for Jesus and the betterment of the community, who adhere to the following five core values:

  1. The Sacredness and Sanctity of Human Life
  2. Valuing and Honouring the Community
  3. Being a Person of Integrity
  4. Taking Personal Responsibility
  5. Promoting the Growth and Development of the Individual to their Fullest Potential

Management Team Our trustees and management team are members of local churches.