Redbridge Street Pastors


ā€œStreet Pastors is about Christians rolling up their sleeves and getting involved in practically responding to the problems of crime and safety. They are like beacons on our streets and I want to see them shining brightly in every constituency.ā€

David Burrowes, Patron of Ascension Trust

Welcome to Redbridge with one of the most diverse and growing populations in London. We mainly patrol 2 areas regularly, South Woodford (9pm-1:30am) which is popular for its Restaurants, pubs, nightclubs and cinema; and Ilford (9pm-00:30) which has problems with the homeless and prostitutes.

There are no easy answers to problems we come up against but we have helped to set up a Night shelter for the homeless in the winter and a Safe Space for prostitutes. But people are grateful for the little we do, even just handing out flip flops, lollipops and water.