Plymouth Street Pastors
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Taking Love to the Streets
The Street Pastors Initiative is an interdenominational Christian response to today’s social problems, spearheaded by Ascension Trust. There are some 300 Street Pastor initiatives throughout the country (and some abroad) and more than 15,000 trained Street Pastors.
From Our Blog
We came across an older gentleman called James, who told us that his mum had died and that he had stood at her grave three weeks ago asking God "Where are you"? He said that he was disappointed that God didn't answer, then he looked up and said "But I think he has now...
We were in for our break at base when there was a call over the radio to help a gentleman outside one of the clubs, so we went to see if we could assist. We found a young man cross-legged and bent over; he was asleep and it took us a while to get him to respond. We...
We were approached by a man who said that there was a lady sat outside a shop who was crying. As we were heading there, CCTV radioed to tell us about the same lady. Sure enough, we found her outside a closed shop. We approached and asked if she was all right and with...
After a launch meeting at the Council chambers in December 2007, attended by representatives of the churches, the Police and the Council; just under 50 people commenced training to become Plymouth Street Pastors in January 2008. Four months later the course was completed and on 23rd May; 48 newly commissioned Street Pastors began their patrols in the Mutley and Greenbank areas. Today those patrols have extended to include Union St, the City Centre, the Barbican, Bretonside, Warner Village and Sutton Rd. (all 10 pm every Saturday till 4 am on Sunday). We had also covered Plymstock via our School Pastors until Feb 2014 (see School Pastors page). We may also provide extra patrols on particular dates such as Bank Holiday Sundays, Halloween etc. In particular we would like to thank Shekinah for the use of their building during our patrols, for which we are very grateful