Our first night out patrolling was in October 2009. We were a small team of 9 answering the call to start a Medway division of the Street Pastors after an unfortunate incident in 2007 when a body was found in the River Medway. This young man had stepped out of the local nightclub to get some fresh air and had been found dead in the River three weeks later. It was felt that this death could have been prevented if there was a team to “look out” for those who needed help to get home.

Medway Street Pastors now consist of a team of 18 Street Pastors and 30+ Prayer Pastors. We currently patrol Rochester High Street every Saturday night between 10pm and 4am.