To Edinburgh Street Pastors


To Edinburgh Street Pastors

Edinburgh Street Pastors

Edinburgh Street Pastors have been listening, caring and helping on the streets of Scotland’s capital since 2009. We currently have teams going out every Friday and two Saturdays per month. We can be found in all areas of the city centre including around the Omni Centre, Cowgate, Grassmarket, Princess Street, George Street, talking and assisting folks to help them stay safe and happy, sometimes when they are at their most vulnerable.


Our vision is to create two more teams to go out on Saturday as well as build up our existing Friday teams, so we are always happy to welcome new street pastors to the team, and have ongoing training sessions.


Our Spring training sessions will run across two separate weekends in 2019.  The next session will be Friday March 15th to Sunday March 17th.  The training sessions will run across a Friday evening, Saturday part day and Sunday late afternoons each time.  There is also a separate additional evening of training on Friday 22nd March.


Contact our Recruitment and Training Coordinator on edinburghsp.training@gmail.com if you are interested.

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From Our Blog

Stories From Lock Down: 4 – Linda

For most people, the lockdown created a quieter period in their lives, but not so for me. I am involved as a volunteer at two food banks in housing schemes on the outskirts of the city. Our practices needed to change to accommodate social distancing and prevent the...

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Stories From Lock Down: 3 – Mike

Mike is one of our valued and enthusiastic Street Pastors here in Edinburgh. Having retired a few years ago, Mike was looking for an opportunity to help and care for others and so became a Street Pastor. Here, his compassionate nature and willingness to help others in...

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Stories from Lock Down 2

Margaret, from Team 5 and who also sits on our Management Committee has been very productive during the lock down. We all feel a sense of frustration at not being able to patrol the streets and give help in all the ways we normally do. Last year we helped people on...

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