Category: Why Street Pastors?

13 April, 2016

Why I’m a street pastor: Belfast volunteers reveal all

We asked the team in Belfast why they volunteer as street pastors.

16 September, 2015

#youmakeadifference tweets Chief Constable

It followed a conversation that the coordinator of Southend Street Pastors had with a rough sleeper who had contacted the team to ask for a sleeping bag.

11 February, 2015

What’s the point of Street Pastors? An answer to Critic no. 4

Criticism of street pastors occasionally appears on the letters pages of local newspapers or online. Perhaps you’ve heard someone question the role of the street pastor, or even asked the questions yourself.

9 February, 2015

What’s the point of Street Pastors? An answer to Critic no. 3

Criticism of street pastors occasionally appears on the letters pages of local newspapers or online. Perhaps you’ve heard someone question the role of the street pastor, or even asked the questions yourself.

6 February, 2015

What’s the point of street pastors? An answer to Critic no. 2

This critic is arguing two things: first, that the people that street pastors help are not really in need – they are just drunk, cold or wearing the wrong shoes. Second, the critic infers that the care that street pastors provide is not needed and over-protective.