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What is a Street Pastors

Street pastors are trained volunteers from local churches who care about their community. The role of the street pastors is not about preaching, but is one of caring, listening and helping – working in an unconditional way sharing God’s love.

What do we do?

We go out in small teams (usually 2-3 per team) around Cardiff city centre. A typical evening might involve talking to pub and club owners, door staff, taxi marshals, starting conversations in the street and looking for people who need help or just a friendly ear.

What happens on a typical night?

  • Every night we go out is different, but we frequently:
  • Pick up bottles and glasses which could easily cut people
  • Give out flip-flops – mainly to females in high heels
  • Help people get into taxis/other transport – often staying with them until someone collects them
  • Give directions to people who are lost
  • Help prevent anti-social incidents
  • Be a friendly face and listening ear
  • Take people to the Alcohol Treatment Centre
  • Act as capable guardians