Joining and Training Criteria

How to become a Street Pastor

We undertake around 45 hours of training over three weekends (Friday evenings and all day Saturday & Sunday), regardless of which type of Street Pastoring you wish to do. To become a Street Pastor an applicant must have been a committed Christian for at least a year, be a member of a local church, be able to provide a positive reference from his/her minister, a character reference, be at least age 18 (with no upper limit!), undergo a DBS (formerly CRB) check and the training course and be prepared, if able, to make a contribution to cover the cost of his/her uniform and training (although we encourage the Street Pastor’s fellowship to be involved in this – we will never turn down a suitable candidate over funding issues).

Once the first two weekends of initial training has been completed a Street Pastor can commence patrolling. They usually commit to at least one monthly patrol in the night-time/community or if they favour Afternoon Community Patrols, then once a week during term-time. For further details we have a short 9 minute presentation that you might like to visit.

Please see some of the feedback from our recent training which is on our NEWS page under the entry Training, Feedback and Observations.

https://streetpastors.org/locations/southampton/news/ ‎

If you would like to know more, or if you are not sure if you fit the criteria, please get in touch via our Contact page. Or complete please read our Privacy Notice and return the application form – Street Pastor Application.

Our next training is in the autumn over the following dates –Street Pastor Application Form Spring 2021

Please note the training dates are Fri 7.30pm to 9.15pm and Sat/Sun 9.30am to 4.30pm (unless otherwise stated) –

  • Friday 5, Saturday, 6, and Sunday 7 March 2021
  • Friday, 19, Saturday, 20, and Sunday, 21 March 2021
  • One other weekend to take place in the second half of 2021 tbc.
  • Some modules to be delivered on-line.

How to become a Prayer Pastor

To become a Prayer Pastor an applicant must have been a committed Christian for at least a year, undertake a day of training, be a member of a local church, be able to provide a positive reference from his/her minister, be at least age 18 (with no upper limit!), undergo a DBS (formerly CRB) check and be prepared to make a small contribution towards their training if at all possible (although we encourage the Prayer Pastors fellowship to be involved in this).

Once the initial training has been completed a Prayer Pastor usually commits to at least one monthly patrols in the night-time/community or if they favour the work of the Afternoon Community Pastors, then once a week. If you want to get a flavour of what a Prayer Pastors role is like and how prayer is answered please click on this link for an authentic experience –What is it really like to be a Prayer Pastor at Southampton Street Pastors.

If you would like to know more, or if you are not sure if you fit the criteria, please get in touch via our Contact page.