Southampton Street Pastors
Street Pastors are Christian men and women who engage with people on the streets offering reassurance, safety and support through listening, helping and caring. We work together with other partners in the night-time economy, schools and communities to make our city safer.
Each city project is set up by Ascension Trust, which is the governing body behind Street Pastors, and run locally with support from local churches and community groups, in partnership with the police, local council, schools and other statutory agencies.
Southampton Street Pastors is a charitable company (Comp. No. 7292166 & Charity No. 1137759) that has around 120 Christian volunteers drawn from over 50 churches in and around Southampton. In Southampton we have been operating since 2009.
We operate under license from Ascension Trust and are part of a countrywide (and international) network operating in nearly 300 towns and cities in the UK and abroad.
A Street Pastors life is varied and the good people of Southampton like to show their gratitude….
From Our Blog
Our traditional night-time patrols are now going out on a Friday and Saturday evening. We have been tasked with providing hot food to those still sleeping on the streets. The Street Pastors are able to distribute the food whilst on patrol and thus help minimise the...
On the 13th November 2019 Southampton Street Pastors received the Commander's Award from the Mayor Peter Baillie after being nominated by the Police. The citation reads -"Providing a partnership that not only adds value to Policing but assists the Police in providing...
Our wonderful Community Patrols in Millbrook regularly call into the pubs on a Saturday evening to talk to the locals and are well received. One local resident had previously shared with the Street Pastors a desperate and ongoing “issue”. A while later the...