Glasgow West End
“Street Pastors is about Christians rolling up their sleeves and getting involved in practically responding to the problems of crime and safety. They are like beacons on our streets and I want to see them shining brightly in every constituency.”
David Burrowes, Patron of Ascension Trust
Hello from Street Pastors in Glasgow’s West End
As of January 2021, all of Glasgow’s Street Pastors are organised as part of the same charity, and you can find out more at https://www.gsp.scot/ Glasgow Street pastors are trained volunteers from churches right across Glasgow, who care about our community.
We are all part of the Street Pastors movement, pioneered in London in 2003. We started patrolling Glasgow’s West End in February 2015 with 75 people from all parts of the community sending us off, and now patrol every weekend.
In the West End we are usually on patrol from 10pm to 2am on Friday or Saturday nights, from Kelvin Bridge to Partick train station, although we have a particular focus on Byres Road and Ashton Lane. We provide a listening ear, protect vulnerable people from harm, provide first aid and flipflops, calm down situations and offer support where we can.
To contact us in the West End during patrol, call us on: 07948012928.
If you would like to become a Street Pastor or a Prayer Pastor, our Glasgow Street Pastor Co-ordinator, Stuart Crawford, would love to hear from you! Candidates need to be active in their local Christian church, available to serve one Friday or Saturday evening per month and able to complete five days of training, which takes place throughout the year. Email Stuart for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Stuart on 07530 542 631.
Street Pastors are supported by local churches, and work in partnership with the local police, Glasgow City Council and other like-minded organisations.
About Ascension Trust Scotland
Ascension Trust Scotland is a Christian inter-denominational organisation with a passion to empower individuals to work together within their local community and nation, to contribute positively to society and to improve the quality of life of the disadvantaged and vulnerable.