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Autumn Training

Edinburgh Street Pastors are excited about their next training sessions.  As I write this we have 12 people signed up for our Autumn 2017 training dates, and we are hopeful that we might have 20 new recruits by the time the training starts on October 20th. Our training will include subjects like Listening Skills, Roles […]

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Response Pastor Training

We had a wonderful day of Response Pastor Training on Saturday 3rd of June at the Greyfriars Charteris Centre.  Volunteers came from all over Scotland to be equipped to respond to disasters or crises within the UK. Response Pastors are a volunteers from around the country who are deployed to care, help and listen at […]

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Commissioning Service 2017

Our Commissioning Service for 2017 will be held on Friday 26th May 2017 at the Grayfriars Charteris Centre, 138-140 The Pleasance, Edinburgh at 8pm. This is the annual event where we celebrate the completion of training for new Street Pastors before they head out onto the streets of Edinburgh. Please come and join us – our guest […]

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Spring Training Success

We had a wonderful group of people attend our latest training and now have a good number of new volunteers ready to be commissioned.  This photograph shows some of our latest trainees listening to an informative session on Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults.  Edinburgh Street Pastors have been blessed to have a host of professionals […]

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Moderator on Patrol

We had a great night of outreach on Friday night with the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Dr Russell Barr and his wife Margaret.  Russell and Margaret enjoyed being out with us as observers tremendously and were inspired by our commitment to care, help and listen on the streets of Edinburgh.  They were encouraged […]

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Spring Training Update

This year, we are offering two different training options in the year. The first will be in Spring.  The Spring training will be run across two separate weekends from 17th to 19th March, and 21st to 23rd of April. The training will comprise sessions on Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday afternoons (leaving time […]

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Edinburgh Street Pastor Co-ordinator position

Things do change, and I’m sad to say that we are losing Justin, our Co-ordinator, in the early part of next year, though excited for him as he senses God leading him and his family into a different area of service. Justin has done an outstanding job in bringing in the vital funding needed, and […]

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New Post Avaliable! Recruitment and Training Administrator

Thank you for enquiring about the Edinburgh Street Pastor Recruitment and Training Administrator Position. Edinburgh Street Pastors was set up in 2009, with the first street pastors walking the streets in June 2009. It is run locally, but is part of a UK and global organisation, overseen by the Ascension Trust, based in London. ( […]

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Interested in becoming a Street Pastor or Prayer Pastor?

Are you or anyone you know interested in training for this extremely worthwhile and enjoyable cause? The next training course starts on 29th September 2016 and will take place on Thursday nights at Reid Memorial Church, West Savile Terrace. Amongst the topics covered are Roles and Responsibilities, Listening, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Mentoring and Knowing your […]

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Vision Day

The management team of Edinburgh Street Pastors under the lead of our new chairman, John Bathgate is keen to move the initiative forward in a measured, resourced and timely manner. The team met on Saturday 20th August to discuss how far we have come since starting up, what the road looks like that we want to […]

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