The work of Shrewsbury Street Pastors is based on the Parable of the Good Samaritan, we care, listen and help on the streets of Shrewsbury.

Parable of the Good Samaritan

In the Parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus uses the example of the Jew and the Samaritan, who would not ordinarily have been friendly towards each other. However, out of all those who could have helped the Jew, only the Samaritan did. Jesus tells of a man who was travelling from Jerusalem to Jericho and was attacked by robbers on the way. He was badly beaten and left for dead.

The first person to pass the injured man was a priest, who crossed the road and continued walking.

The second person to pass the injured man was a Levite, a priest’s assistant. He also crossed the road and continued walking without helping the man.

The third person to come by was a Samaritan, a person from Samaria. The Samaritans were hated by the Jews. When the Samaritan saw the man, he took pity on him. He bandaged him and cleaned his wounds. He then put him on the back of his donkey and took him to an innkeeper, whom he paid to look after him.

Like the Good Samaritan we help people on the streets.  Therefore the first two parts of our appeal is recruiting new volunteers:

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Shrewsbury Street Pastors. We have many ways you can join us in helping to build a safer Shrewsbury. You could become:

  • a Street Pastor
  • a Support Vehicle Driver (affectionately known as “Donkey Driver”)
  • a Support Vehicle Volunteer (“Donkey Buddy”)
  • a Prayer Pastor
  • a Prayer Supporter
  • a Friend of Shrewsbury Street Pastors.
  • a HQ Volunteer – helping with admin etc.

Each volunteering opportunity is completely different and has different requirements

The Good Samaritan took the person to the inn and paid for his care. Therefore the third part of our appeal is fund raising for our charity.

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