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
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
Dear Churches The Prime Minister is determined to keep schools in England open, even if almost everything else is up for debate. For some children, families, and teachers, this may be reassuring and welcome news. For others, it may present a whole range...