Leicester Street Pastors

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Christmas & New Year 2015

Posted on December 16, 2015

The Leicester City Centre Street Pastors are all Christian volunteers from different churches around Leicester. We don’t preach. We listen, we care, and we help in practical ways. Normally we have a team of four Street Pastors out overnight every Saturday night and on the first and last Friday of each month (10pm until approx 4am).  There will be extra teams of Street Pastors out in Leicester City Centre on the following nights to help look after people this festive season:

Friday 18th December,      Thursday 31st December

31st Dec 2014

(Street Pastors Mark Ward, Lizzie Hartley and Tim Meadows at the Clock Tower on New Year’s Eve 2014)

Looking for 100 people to support us with £5 per month…

Posted on December 1, 2015

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Welcome to Leicester Street Pastors

Posted on May 16, 2015

david and zena

(Street Pastors David Robins and Zena Rathbone walking past the Curve Theatre)

 The Street Pastors initiative is a national, interdenominational Christian response to today’s social problems. Our team is made up of Christian volunteers from different churches and church traditions across Leicestershire. We walk around the city centre every Saturday night and the first and last Friday night of each month to be available to people. We are here to listen, care and help – to show God’s love and what Christianity is about in practical ways.

Churches Together in Leicester City Centre launched Leicester Street Pastors in 2005 and there are now a number of groups set up across Leicestershire. In April 2015 we had a big 10th Anniversary Celebration at Leicester Cathedral. This was attended by several members of Leicestershire Police, the City Council and representatives from the local night-time economy who really appreciate what we do. The guest speaker was Revd Les Isaacs who founded Street Pastors.

Over the last ten years we have become an established part of the weekend night life of the city centre. We have very good relationships with the local police, the city council, local taxi firms and the clubs and bars in the city centre (Click on our videos section to see Chief Constable Simon Cole talk about his appreciation of what we do). Also, many of the young people we meet in town know that they can approach us for a chat, to ask questions to, and to help them out in whatever practical ways we can.

We thank you for looking us up and we hope that you find our website informative. Please click on the above links to find out more about us. If you do see us out and about in the city centre, feel free to come over and say ‘Hi’!  We believe it’s a privilege to meet and serve our local community.