Co-ordinator – Diana Stopczynski
Lancaster Street Pastors have been going out since 6th Sept 2008. They patrol Lancaster Town Centre between 10.30pm – 3.30am once a week on a Saturday evening. The Street Pastors engage with revellers and listen, care and help where they can.They also patrol the communities of Skerton, the Vale and Ryelands some Friday evenings 7 pm – 9.30/10pm. This gives them the opportunity to build up relationships with people they meet.
After receiving a pair of flip flops for her bare feet one lady commented, ’This is like meeting God on the streets.’
The patrols are very well received with comments like,
‘We really respect what you are doing’, and ’I feel safer knowing you are around’,
‘I think it’s amazing’ and ‘I can’t believe you are doing this for nothing.’
The team is expanding. They currently have 24 volunteers and are in the process of recruiting more volunteers. If you are interested in the work of street pastors then please contact the co-ordinator for more details.