Tower Hamlets


“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

The Tower Hamlets Street Pastors are a committed group of caring, trained volunteers from surrounding churches who have a heart and a concern for their local community.

We patrol the streets around Brick Lane and Shoreditch on a Friday evening between 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. to care for, listen to and help people, whether it is to give flip-flops to young ladies too drunk to walk in their high heels, or to give out warm hats, gloves or thermal blankets to those sleeping rough.

We engage in casual or more meaningful conversations with people, diffuse potentially aggressive situations, look out for people who are lost, drunk or distressed, and sometimes signpost people to appropriate help agencies.

We are part of a national network of trained Street Pastors who have a heart to help and care for people out and about on the streets at night.

If you ever come across us on patrol, please stop and say Hi. We would love to meet you.

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Street Pastors is an initiative of Ascension Trust, a registered charity in England & Wales, No. 1127204, Scotland, No. SC041912. Company Registration No. 06751712.

Ascension Trust is a charity, registered in England and Wales, no. 1127204, and company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, no. 06751712. Registered address: Alpha House, 158 Garth Road , Morden, London, SM4 4TQ.
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