LISTENING, CARING & HELPING SINCE 2007
Hello, I just wanted to say a huge thank you! I was out on the town last night at and took a nasty turn and became very unwell. Not sure if it was just a simple case of too much alcohol or something else. But a lovely group of ladies from this organisation helped me and cared for me and took me to the Safe Space you guys are amazing and I will be forever thankful for your help! THANK YOU!
Portsmouth – October 2021
A friendly face, safe hands, and a caring heart…One Child is where we start.
Whether a potential funder, volunteer, church or new partner school, we have put together an overview of School Pastors for anyone interested to learn more.
Portsmouth Street & School PastorsListening, Caring & Helping in the Streets since 2007 | Friendship, Safety & Care in Schools since 2016
Portsmouth Street Pastors was born out of a prayerful desire of churches in Portsmouth to come together as one united body, to be the ‘hands and feet’ of Jesus by providing support in the city’s night time economy. The first patrol took place in 2007, and our Street Pastors have been visiting the city centre and Southsea every weekend since.
In 2016 the need grew towards our city’s schools also, and ‘School Pastors’ was born. Our School Pastor volunteers visit two secondary schools in the city – one in the centre and one to the east. Visits take place at break and lunch times, and offer an opportunity to spend time listening to and encouraging the children and their teachers.
From Our Blog
Therefore, a Sabbath rest remains for God’s people. For the person who has entered his rest has rested from his own works, just as God did from his. Let us, then, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall into the same pattern of disobedience....
Only a few days in to the new year, our office put out a call to our Street and School Pastor teams regarding the COVID vaccine. However this wasn't about taking the jab, but taking to the mission of helping others' as they received theirs. Following a strong response...
Number of Street Pastors 6 Number of Patrols 2 Contacts made 62 Conversations 26 Alcohol/substance 1 Vulnerable 3 Rough Sleepers 2 Faith Conversation 1 Other 3 x water/2 SP cards/1 mask/tissues