“Street Pastors is about Christians rolling up their sleeves and getting involved in practically responding to the problems of crime and safety. They are like beacons on our streets and I want to see them shining brightly in every constituency.”
David Burrowes, Patron of Ascension Trust
Who are we?
For those of you who haven’t met us yet we are Stalybridge Street Pastors. We have been patrolling the town centre and parks for 11 years. We are a team of over 13 trained volunteers from local churches. We are out on Saturday nights until 1am. We wear blue uniforms with a Hi Viz logo so you shouldn’t miss us!
What do we do?
Our aim is to care, listen and offer practical help to anybody who is in need. Most people are out for a good time but sometimes can get into difficulty. Whether it is an ear to listen when you need to talk, an arm to lean on when it is hard to walk or a lollipop to cheer you up – we are there to help. One thing we have become well known for is giving out flip flops to young women who have ditched their high heels, and thus preventing foot injuries on broken glass.
Why do we do this?
We care about communities and want to make a positive difference in our town. We hope to contribute to a safer feel in the night-time economy. We want people to be safe and get home safely at the end of the night.