A growing number of cities and towns in the UK have “Street Pastors” in their town centres on weekend nights from late evening into the early hours, to give care and assistance to young “clubbers” and others who may need some help. Christians on the streets (trained, and identified by “Street Pastor” clothing) can deal with people in ways that the Police are unable to. In places where Street Pastors are active, crime decreases in those areas at that time.
Street Pastors in Harlow
In Harlow the churches together launched Street Pastors in September 2010. The project has the full support of the local and county Police and of Harlow Council.
If you would like to get involved as a Street Pastor volunteer you will need to be sponsored by your church and be prepared to give, as a minimum, one night every 4 weeks to serve in this way.
There are costs for training and clothing which you will need to provide.