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Category: Encouragements

I was reading about the Israelites entering the promised land, where God, through Moses, says to Israel, “Don’t be afraid or discouraged” – as we know this is repeated several times throughout scripture. I got to thinking about why that was said and realised that Fear and Discouragement are two of the enemy’s most commonly […]

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The voices in my head

I was reminded on Saturday of the importance of not listening to that voice that seems to speak every 4 weeks or so, and usually on a Saturday – you know; that voice which makes the smallest molehill of a problem into a mountain and / or reminds us how comfy the armchair is etc. […]

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My name’s John

We were on The Octagon around 3 a.m. and a guy shook my hand, saying “You don’t remember me do you?”. I had to admit not and said, “No, sorry I don’t, we do talk to a lot of people” “That’s ok….”, he said smiling, “….my name’s John and we talked a couple of months […]

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Inspector Sally Hutchings

Inspector Sally Hutchings from Plymouth Street Pastors on Vimeo.

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Why are we here Lord? – wettest night ever!

Friday 21st Dec 2012 – “Black-eyed Friday” and the Police have asked us to patrol tonight as they expect it to be busier than tomorrow. I’ve never seen such rain and the only change during our 6 hour patrol is that it gets heavier and heavier. We’re drenched and after the breaks, our Prayer Pastors are […]

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How much are we worth?

As on the public section of our website, it’s encouraging to know that what we do week in week out, saves the Police, NHS and courts money, sometimes tens of thousands of pounds! Having been told by one of our funding assistants that it might help our applications if we could quantify how much we […]

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Roy Guilty

From our 2012 celebration

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A quiet night

I came home at 4.45 one Sunday morning thinking “Well that was a quiet night, we didn’t do much”. Then I began to think about the people we had had met and helped – the drunk guy lying in the middle of the road who we sobered up a little with water and got him safely on […]

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Street Conversion

On our last Saturday duty our team was crossing over the road in Vauxhall Street to the Dairy when a woman approached us and asked “What is a Gnostic”. After some more questions it turned out she had been reading the Bible and thought that these were some sort of Christians.  Anne explained to her […]

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Angelic help?

We had been attempting to help a drunk young man.  We couldn’t get a lot of sense from him but we found he needed to get to Devonport, he’d got money for a taxi and would like help to get one. Between us we got him to the taxi rank but several drivers declined to […]

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Anne Scarfe Plymouth Sound interview

Following her ITV Pride of Britain Award, Anne was interviewed on Plymouth Sound Radio and gave a very real interview:

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In the right place at the right time

“I am always amazed that God puts us in the right place at the right time, there we were in the streets behind Union St. with no one around when out of an alleyway came a young man. We talked about his past, how is mother was a Christian and his father was a Muslim and […]

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Quote of the month

From one of our more inebriated customers

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Caroline’s Testimony

From our 2012 celebration  

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Wanna talk about aliens?

We met a young man on Mutley Plain who came up to us announcing he didn’t believe in Jesus Christ but he was really interested in aliens and did we want to discuss them with him? No prizes for guessing that no we did not, so we politely said that we needed to carry on […]

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Street Pastor enemy no. 1 – the comfy chair!

Saturday 24 November – we’ve had a week of violent storms and a month’s rainfall in just a few days. The weather forecast says it’s going to be heavy rain all day on Saturday and, wouldn’t you know it? – they’re right! Worse still, I’m due on Street Pastor duty and it’s dark, windy and […]

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Anne Scarfe Premier Radio interview

After winning the Pride of Britain Award, Anne was interviewed on Premier Christian Radio – this is a recording of the interview.

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Thanks from Plymouth Police

After 5 years of serving Plymouth on the streets, we received this letter from Chief Inspector Ian Drummond-Smith Thanks from Plymouth Police

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Steve Johnson re School Pastors

From our 2012 celebration

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The Armour of God

(e mail sent to all by Roy in May 2011 with now updated figures to March 2017) I am so grateful to God for the privilege of serving Him in this St Pastor ministry alongside every one of you. Frankly I love being on patrol with such a wonderful variety of people, from all sorts of […]

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Roy re Roving Patrols and Prayer Pastors

From our 2012 celebration

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Selina Tyrrell

From our 2012 celebration:

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Panic attack

12.15am We arrived at base ready for a break, just then I got a call from CCTV the police had a young woman at the Hyde Park Hotel, who was in need of our help and support, so Anne and myself volunteered to go. Half way up the road we heard a distressed voice from […]

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