STREET PASTORS—DRAWN FROM THE COMMUNITY OF CHURCHES AND OUT ON THE STREET

News from Street Pastors:

Street pastors will welcome visitors and possible recruits to its hub at St Mary's in the High Street on Friday & Saturday, 8 & 9th April at 8.30pm. You may then wish to join them on patrol for the evening.

The next course of training for new pastors will begin on Saturday 9th April also at St Mary's.

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Street pastors

Are trained Christian volunteers from local churches who provide non-judgemental care and support to people using Billericay town centre on Friday and Saturday nights.

They are part of a national team first pioneered in 2003 that continues to grow throughout the UK and across the world.

Street pastors care about their community. They patrol in teams of men and women, usually from 9pm to 2am on Friday and Saturday nights. They care for, listen to, and help people who are out on the streets.

Who are street pastors?

Christians and part of a local church
concerned for society and their local community
willing to engage with people, whatever their perspective on life and wherever they hang out
happy to work in a team and in collaboration with other agencies and projects, both statutory and voluntary.

If you are interested in finding out more about their work or in becoming a street pastor, please phone Phil Norton on 07568 536722, email billericay@streetpastors.org.uk or visit the hub at St Mary Magdalen church on a Friday or Saturday night.


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