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
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 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...
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 on the...