Street Pastor Events
At Street Pastors we like to hold local events to meet the public and do a bit of fundraising in the process. We hold a wide variety of events that are fun for the whole family and we should be delighted to meet you and tell you more about Street Pastors.
Wednesday 20th November 2019
Join us for Shrewsbury’s Christmas Lights Switch On
Music and activities across the town will be returning, with activities kicking off around 4.30pm and the lights being switched on at 6.30pm.
Steve Jones, Director of Operations said that Street Pastors and The Donkey are excited to again be involved in welcoming the festive season in style. He said: “This is only the beginning of Shrewsbury’s busy Christmas programme, with a wide range of events, markets, late-night shopping and free parking on Wednesday evenings coming up. The atmosphere in Shrewsbury at Christmas is always magical, and we are looking forward to seeing the streets illuminated by thousands of lights, adding to our welcoming town centre.”
A lantern parade will set off from the Darwin Shopping Centre at the earlier time of 5.45pm, heading into the Square for the official countdown to the switch-on at 6.30pm. Entertainment will continue in various locations around town until the main event finishes at 7.30pm. Santa and his sleigh will also be in the Square all evening, courtesy of the Rotary Club of Shrewsbury Severn. Shrewsbury’s shopping centres will be open until 8pm on the evening and the Market Hall will stay open until 9pm.
Wednesday – December 11th 19:00 – 20:45
Shrewsbury Street Pastors Christmas Carol Service with the support of Jigsaw Sound.
To be held in Abbey Church, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6BS. This is our annual carol service to celebrate all the hard work of all our wonderful volunteers. We welcome Street Pastors, families and friends to this wonderful carol service in the breathtaking setting of Shrewsbury Abbey. All welcome to this free event and seasonal refreshments will be served at the end of the evening. Join in with the full range of traditional carols. Do come and join us for this great Christmas Carol service.
Saturday December 14th 19:30 – 21:30
Jigsaw Sound Christmas Concert in aid of Shrewsbury Street Pastors
This is the choir’s major Christmas fundraising event and is being held in St George’s Church, Drinkwater Street, Frankwell, Shrewsbury SY3 8QA.
Tickets are £10.00 and are available from the choir.
Wednesday 18th December 18.00
Carols in the Square
Shrewsbury Street Pastors are again this year delighted to be joining in to celebrate Christmas in Shrewsbury at the annual Carols in the Square concert. The event will be broadcast live on BBC Radio Shropshire with Eric Smith from 6.05pm
Donkey in the Square
Once a month we bring our support vehicle into the Square, which gives us an opportunity to talk to the public and let them see what we do, You will be able to take a look at our equipment, inspect our vehicle, affectionately known as the Donkey, and talk to our Street Pastors to find out more about the organisation.
Local Community Events
We like to take part with our local community where we can, whether it be patrolling an event to help other organisations or simply bringing our Donkey to provide others with a warm base.