Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Street Pastors

Monica came to talk to us tonight at Life Skills at re:generation church. She shared about her work with an organisation, both in Havering and in Redbridge, called Street Pastors. She spoke about how it was less about evangelising and more about meeting practical needs, which inevitably leads to evangelism.

I was really inspired and she kindly invited us to come and observe them in action before deciding whether we could commit to it one Friday a month.

This is what the sight has to say about street pastors:

Street Pastors is an inter-denominational Church response to urban problems, engaging with people on the streets to care, listen and dialogue.

It was pioneered in London in January 2003 by Rev Les Isaac, Director of the Ascension Trust, and 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.

Each city project is set up by Ascension Trust and run by  a local coordinator with support from Ascersion Trust and local churches and community groups, in partnership with Police, Council and other statutory agencies.

Please read more about the project and how you can join in at:


Ronell x

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