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About Us

Street Pastors is a national initiative owned by Ascension Trust with 270 schemes throughout the country involving over 11,000 trained Street Pastors.  Peterborough Street Pastors operates under licence to Ascension Trust.  Peterborough Street Pastors has been operating since December 2008 from St Mary’s Church, New Road, Peterborough.


In a typical year, Peterborough Street Pastors speak to or help over 1300 people whilst on patrol. This includes helping people to safety and referrals to other agencies.

In 2016 they patrolled for 471 hours and gave out:

  • 121 pairs of flip flops;
  • 152 bottles of water;
  • 313 lollipops;
  • 35 space blankets.

They also picked up 609 bottles or glasses from the streets.

Peterborough Street Pastors Scheme is run by a Management Committee with an adopted constitution.  The scheme is inter-denominational and welcomes members from all of the Christian churches.  Our constitution requires that we have representatives from three different congregations in the city which must come from at least two denominations.