Patrolling…

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...

Affirmation

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...

Ambush Prayer…

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...

A & E

Last Saturday we were dealing with a young man who was suffering the effects of taking tablets of some description. He was more or less unconscious so we made him comfortable and called for an ambulance which as it turned out took two hours to arrive. We later learnt...

We have moved…

We previously operated out of the Parish Office on St Mary Street but have now moved to St Mary’s Fire Station. We are so grateful to our new landlord, namely Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service who have so kindly accommodated us. We ran our first patrols from the Fire...

So, you think you’re too old to be a Street Pastor…

Below is part of an interesting debate that took part in the House of Commons on Monday 25th March 2019 concerning Knife Crime. The MP Vernon Coaker (Labour, Gedling) made the following statement – “… when I was the Policing Minister, the most effective people...

Party Time

Seems an age ago but on the 12th May 2019 we celebrated our 10 years anniversary at the Grand Harbour Hotel. Well over 200 in attendance including the founder of Street Pastors the Rev. Les Isaac. We also used the occasion to commission 24 new Street Pastors and 6 new...

The Lord going before us…

One of the weekend teams were speaking to a guy who was sleeping rough and new to the streets. He had a number of issues and appeared quite vulnerable. The team did what they could for the man and decided they would check on him later on. About 3.50 am the team...

Ambush Prayer…

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...