Thank you for visiting Lewisham Street Pastors
Street Pastors is an initiative of Ascension Trust and was pioneered in London in 2003. On that first night, 18 volunteers took to the streets of Brixton – 15 women and 3 men. There are now over 11,000 trained street pastors, and they play an active part in 270 towns and cities around the UK. There is also a growing number of Street Pastors teams overseas.
We have been patrolling the streets of Lewisham for over ten years.
We are fully trained volunteers from local churches who care about our community.
Sadly at this time, partly as a result of the pandemic, but also because we don’t currently have a Coordinator, we have had to cease patrolling in Lewisham.
We would normally patrol from 11pm to 4am on a Friday or Saturday night to care for, listen to and help people who are out on the streets.
We have been supported from local churches and community groups, in partnership with the Police, Lewisham Council, CCTV and other statutory agencies.