Street Pastors is an inter-denominational church response to urban problems, engaging with people out partying on Friday and Saturday nights to care, listen and dialogue. It was pioneered in London in January 2003 by Rev Les Isaac, Director of Ascension Trust, and has seen some remarkable results, including drops in crime and drunkenness in areas, including Derby, where teams have been working.
Would be interested in training as a Street Pastor? We will be holding Taster Information Nights on Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st February 2017 at Littleover Methodist, interviews will be held on Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st March and 40 hours of training will take place, mainly on Friday evenings and Saturday daytime, on dates in May-June. You must be over 18 and have a positive reference from your church minister. If you would like to go out with a team as an observer, click here. To complete an online application form, click here. Deadline for applications: Friday 10th March 2017
Started in February 2009, Derby Street Pastors is a partnership of local churches, Derbyshire Police, Derby City Council, Derby City Centre Management, Derby Pub-watch, Derby Community Safety Partnership and The Ascension Trust. Street Pastors undergo 50 hours of training in first aid, youth culture, communication skills, drugs & alcohol and mental health. To view a presentation about Derby Street Pastors, click here.