NEWCASTLE STREET PASTORSIf you are concerned about a person rough sleeping. Call the 24-hour Rough Sleepers Helpline at 0800 1707088 or download the Street Link App see our advice page
Street Pastors are church members with a concern for their local community, we are willing to provide a listening ear and practical help.
Our trained volunteers patrol the streets of Newcastle city centre on Friday and Saturday nights from 10:30 pm – 4 am, helping those who find themselves vulnerable or marginalised.
Street Pastors Newcastle was launched in December 2008. Since the launch of the scheme, Street Pastors have made a significant contribution to the safety of the night-time economy. Our contribution has been recognised by Northumbria Police and Best Bar None.
Our Figures for 2022.
We have assisted 335 vulnerable people with care and taken to safety.
592 pairs of flips flop given out to prevent injury
602 Bottles of water were handed out to rehydrate
363 Safety blankets were given out for warmth
2905 bottles/glasses binned
Thank you from a member of the public.
Hello , we (A family of 4 travelling to York ) would like to thank Newcastle Street Pastors for their huge support last night when we arrived at Newcastle train station shortly after midnight and realised that the station was closed until 4am,
our train was booked for 4.45 and we had nowhere to stop until then and streets were very busy with people enjoying night life on Friday night.
We also have a 7-year-old with us who found it all a little overwhelming.
Street pastors approached us and asked if we were ok, we explained the situation and they gladly helped us and found us a hotel where we could stay in reception area until the station opened again.
Hotel manager was also very supportive and provided us with hot drinks and warm place to stay until station opened.
We are so grateful and lucky that you approached us at that time we cannot thank you enough for your support and what you do for people on a middle of the night. Much appreciated.
“Protecting the Vulnerable Award” from Northumbria Police
In July 2021, we were honoured & excited to receive the Protecting the Vulnerable Award at the first Northumbria Police Citizens in Policing Awards. It is a huge thank you from Northumbria Police to our volunteers who give their time and energy to serving the people of Newcastle’s night-time economy – caring, listening and helping. Working alongside door staff, medical staff & Northumbria Police ensuring all who are out enjoying themselves are looked after if they become vulnerable.
“We are england”
The city of Newcastle may be renowned for its trebles bars and vibrant nightlife, but with cuts to the emergency services, an increase of pubs and clubs, plus a mental health crisis, the city is wrestling between its economic prosperity and the health and welfare of its residents and visitors.
This is where the street pastors come in – a group of Christian volunteers from across the region, who give up their time on Friday and Saturday nights to patrol some of the most lively streets in Britain.
They operate without fear or favour, offering help to anyone and everyone – first aid, flip flops, foil blankets, they’ve got it all for those in need. Follow the team as they survey the streets of Newcastle, find out who they are, what they do and most importantly, why.
From Our Blog
We have been out every Saturday since the easing of lockdown. Have a read of our newsletter.. https://streetpastors.org/locations/newcastle/newsletter/newsletter-autumn-1st-2021/
Street Pastors Newcastle are excited to announce we will be back on the streets of newcastle Monday 12th April 2021. Then every Saturday in April. All our street pastors are trained in PPE , as well as 30 hours of training. If you see our team please come and say...
Autumn Winter 2020