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.

Up Coming Events

Wednesday 23rd November 2022. 

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 be involved again in the start of 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 the welcome you receive to our 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 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 that evening and the Market Hall will stay open until 9pm. 

Wednesday 7th December 2022 

19:00 – 20:45 Shrewsbury Street Pastors Christmas Carol Service with the support of the Rock Choir is being 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, past and present and families and friends to this wonderful carol service in the breath-taking backdrop of Shrewsbury Abbey.  

This year we have invited Ukrainian families from around Shropshire to join us in a truly traditional Christmas Carol Service. Please join us to welcome them all. 

All are welcome to this free event and seasonal refreshments will be served at the end of the evening. Please join in with the full range of traditional carols. Do come and enjoy this great Christmas Carol Service. 

Wednesday 14th December 2022 

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 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.