May 2013

Just one year ago, the small committee were planning an open evening – to see if we could recruit enough volunteers for CTIPA to support Street Pastors for Penzance. In July 2012 we had 24 volunteers showing interest and the recruitment and vetting process began – following by a pretty intensive three months of training.

We were looking for enthusiastic people that have a heart to impact our town and are willing to give at least one night a month to be out on the streets assisting and listening to those that frequent our town centre.

We had the greatest bunch of people coming forward – who committed to the project their time and enthusiasm.    16 Street Pastors and 8 prayer pastors – so we have teams of 6 on every four weeks.   2 prayer pastors at base and 4 Street Pastors out in Penzance – engaging with the night time community.

We are looking for more people to become involved in this great Christian night-life initiative.

Your church does not have to be a member of CTIPA for you to join us.

Come and observe part ot all of a shift to find out more.

Our aim:  to draw alongside the community, showing them we care, to be an ear when it seems no one else is listening and to offer our hands when there is no one else around to help. We do not have all the answers but as Christians we want to actively play our role in seeing our city become a more peaceful environment, by meeting people where they are at.

Volunteer Criteria

Over 18,  a committed member of a local Church (which does not have to be a member of CTIPA);  able to give one night a month; team player and a good listener.

How to become a Street Pastor?

  • Contact us and we will send you further information
  • Fill in the application form
  • All volunteers will be ‘Disclosed’ (old CRB check) and interviewed.
  • Attend the relevant training modules. Penzance Street Pastors are committed to training each of our team members to the highest possible standard with our partners, so you will be required to attend training throughout the first year.

Help us Financially

Penzance Street pastors can only operate because individuals, churches and other bodies have given generously to us. You too could join us in making a difference to our town by investing in the lives of our young people and working towards seeing our town become a safer environment for all.

  • To donate using your mobile phone, text PZSP11 with your chosen amount, to 70070 for example to give us just £5, text PZSP11 £5  to 70070 (or change amount to your preferred sum)
    We are most grateful for all donations, large and small.
  • If you’d like to give us a one off or regular donation by another method, do contact us. Thank you. (Our Bank Account is administered by Churches Together in Penzance Area, CTIPA – Registered Charity No: 1147642)

 

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