Carol Hibbert, Coordinator of Canterbury Street Pastors, invites you to find out more about our ministry in the historic Cathedral City of Canterbury.
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. every Saturday night and some Fridays 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.
As a Local Initiative of the Global Street Pastor Movement, our mission is to engage, train and mobilise Christian volunteers from different churches, to be relevant in public life as salt and light addressing issues of vulnerability and social exclusion through the principle of caring, listening and helping people. We work in partnership with the police, local authorities and other voluntary organisations to achieve our goals and attain greater social cohesion in our community.
The Street Pastor Movement embraces Christians from a range of denominations with a passion for Jesus and for the betterment of the community, who adhere to the following five core values:
- The Sacredness and Sanctity of Human Life
- Valuing and Honouring the Community
- Being a Person of Integrity
- Taking Personal Responsibility
- Promoting the Growth and Development of the Individual to their Fullest Potential
Our trustees and management team are members of local churches.