'Street Pastors' is an inter-denominational Church
response to neighbourhood problems, engaging with people on the
streets and in night-time venues to care, listen and dialogue also
offering practical help. more
Pioneered in London in January 2003 by Rev Les Isaac, Director
of the Ascension Trust, it
has seen some remarkable results, including drops in crime in areas
where teams have been working. There are now some 9000 trained
volunteers in around 250 teams around the United Kingdom - in 5
years, Devon and Cornwall have gone from 2 towns to 22 towns -
Penzance being a recent addition.
Each project is set up under guidance from the Ascension Trust
and run by local church and community groups, in partnership with
Police, Council and other statutory agencies - the “Urban
Individual street pastors are Christian adults with a concern
for their community, who are willing to engage people where they
are, both in terms of their attitudes and location. They undergo 12
days of training in order to voluntarily patrol the streets of
towns and cities at night, helping and caring for people in
practical ways. To be a Street Pastor you need to be over 18 (no
upper age limit), a church member and able to commit to our
A Street Pastor’s calling is to listen, care and provide
practical help on a non-judgemental basis to anyone and everyone
they meet. It is not to preach or evangelise but to
be the Gospel and to be ready to share their faith if
Each Street Pastor team consists of a group of four, who
work a minimum of one night a month, usually from 10pm to around
3.00am. Also two Prayer Pastors (see below)
Street Pastors have been working in Camborne since 2008;
Falmouth since 2009
and Truro since
Prayer Pastors (sometimes
called prayer supporters) are a vital part of the Street Pastors
team. A team of at least two will be at the base. Others may
also be supporting from home and in contact by 'phone.
As Christians we believe in the power of prayer, God moves and
changes things when we pray. So although we do not specifically
offer prayer to people on the streets – the whole evening and
every situation the Street Pastors come across is prayed for.
Street Pastors 'phone the base every 15 minutes or so, letting
Prayer Pastors know what is going on, what to pray for, as well as
'phoning in specific situations to be covered in prayer.
* Prayer is such a vital part of 'Street Pastors' work,
to the extent that the Street Pastors will not go out without the
Prayer Pastors being back at the base. "Prayer is the fuel
that drives our actions."
To be a prayer pastors, You simply need to be
member, willing to pray and serve, and over the age of 18 years,
no upper age limit.
Another type of prayer support is by becoming a Prayer
Partner to individual Street Pastors. see links for
* Jesus said, ‘love
John 13: 34
* "Preach the Gospel at all times... if necessary use
words!" - St Francis of
* "By their fruits ye shall know them" ~ from Sermon on the Mount -
* "Some of the best tasting and nutrient filled fruits are rather
small. We don't need to do something big. We just need to do
something that bears fruit." ~ Ray Lammie
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progress: The great response to an initial meeting in July 2012,
enabled CTIPA to go ahead with the National Street Pastors organisation and sign the Ascension Trust licence
Training was arranged and is ongoing.
Commissioning Service took place on 14th December 2012 at
St. Mary's C of E in Penzance. Street & Prayer Pastors and
their supporters assembling together for prayer & worship.
(local press links below)
Street Pastors are
out in Penzance on Saturday nights. (10.30pm
Even if you stay at home, they welcome your support in
Volunteers are needed
Street & Prayer Pastors. Interested? You are very welcome to
observe during part or all of a shift.
If you are considering this, please
let CTIPA know, also please think about anyone you know who may be
interested enough to find out more.
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Co-ordinator: 07795 936455 / Night
Patrol: 07795 936247 (Sat 10.30pm - 3:00am)
(a registered Charity) needs financial support to keep
'Penzance Street Pastors' running. Regular gift aided
donations are very welcome.
please e-mail or 'phone to request
Gift Aid / Standing Order forms
You can now support us with ‘JustTextGiving’
using your mobile phone Just text
PZSP11 with your donation amount, to 70070
Example: to give £5, text PZSP11 £5 to 70070
Please have the bill payers permission if it isn’t you :-)
Thank you, we really appreciate your generous support.
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Stats after 1st year, during
1,300 glass bottles and broken glass items disposed off
114 pairs of flip-flops given out
121 bottles of water given out
16 foil blankets given out & over 380 sweets handed