In 2003 Street Pastors started with one team of 18 volunteers that was deployed in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Hackney. The borough of Lewisham was the next location to launch a team the following year. Also in 2004 Street Pastors was established in two areas outside London, in the Lozells areas of Birmingham and Inner South Manchester.
Now you will find street pastors in many towns and cities across the UK and Ireland. We have teams in the highlands of Scotland, in coastal resorts and rural towns.
The first international team was launched in Antigua and Barbuda in 2008.
If you would like to see Street Pastors in your town or city, please look at our first steps guide.