Street Pastors is an initiative designed to help get the church more visibly present on the streets where it can have an impact for good.
Dressed in a Street Pastor blue jacket and baseball cap, the team is composed of male and female members from all cultures and backgrounds patrolling the streets of Sheffield city centre every Friday/Saturday night, engaging with people from all walks of life by calling into a number of takeaway shops, pubs and clubs. They are involved in giving out water, flip flops to girls in bare feet, and lollies, administering 1st aid where required. They look out for potential trouble and are a calming influence. Their aim is to engage with the community by listening, helping, serving, caring – simply because they care about the people in our community. They work in liaison with the City Centre night time economy being linked with them via 2 way radio and CCTV. They were involved in Sheffield receiving the Purple Flag Award
Street Pastoring Schemes have been successful in a number of major UK cities in reducing gun and knife crime and making communities safer.
This project is a partnership of local churches, the council and the police forming what is called an “Urban Trinity.”
To be a Street Pastor you need to be over 18 (no upper age limit), a church member and able to commit to a 12 session training course over a year. The course includes subjects such as roles and responsibilities, counselling skills, drugs awareness, knowing your community, alcohol, and street safety.
Street Pastors is a joint church initiative and we have many churches in Sheffield already involved in this exciting scheme.
Contact Tricia Watts on 07931562442
- email – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in joining a team to go into the City Centre on a Friday/Saturday night 10.30pm til 4am. If you are over 18, a Christian and are in membership of a local church; if you want to be Jesus to the people who are in the city centre – listening, caring and helping, then read on.
We have 2 teams – a city centre team and a team in Burngreave.
We are just starting a new team on Ecclesall Rd.(9pm-12.15am)
Commit yourself to 10 days training and 12 nights on the streets in the year.
The next training starts on Saturday 25th April 2015 9am – 4pm at Rock Christian Centre, Carlisle St, Sheffield S4 7LJ.