After a couple of years’ disruption, we’re excited to bring the city’s churches, police, night time economy staff and general public together to enjoy a night of guest speakers, uplifting live music, and formal recognition of the contribution of Street and School Pastor volunteers in our city.
On Wednesday 9th February we are delighted to be hosting The Acension Trust’s new CEO Bejoy Pal who will be sharing the vision for this year and beyond, as well as his experiences and hopes for these ministries in this new exciting season.
Street Pastors have continued to operate in the city throughout the pandemic, including along the seafront and common, as well as Southsea’s busy night time spots. Every year we run training for new recruits and then ‘commission’ them to go out into the city to be the ‘hands and feet of Jesus’ for those in need – whether by looking out for the lost and vulnerable, clearning up bottles and glass, or providing flip-flops to tired feet.
School Pastors also visit two secondary schools in the city to bring a friendly face, listening ear, and safe hands to staff and students in the school community.