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.
We are usually on 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 support from local churches and community groups, in partnership with the Police, Lewisham Council, CCTV and other statutory agencies.
If you are interested in finding out more about our work or are interested in becoming a Street Pastor, please contact us using the details on this page.
If you would like to donate to Lewisham Street Pastors click here.
Or text SPLE15 £10 to 70070
From Our Blog
Congratulations and appreciation to Claude, Dave and David - the longest serving Street Pastors in the country!
Congratulations to the six Lewisham Street Pastors who graduated in November 2016.
When young women finish partying, they often find it difficult to walk in their high heels! They can be found leaving clubs on bare feet, so not only do Street Pastors collect broken glass and bottles from the street, they always carry flip-flops to give them so...