Who are Town Pastors?Town Pastors are Christian volunteers from local churches who bring a caring presence onto the streets of our towns through the late nights and early mornings of the Night Time Economy. Usually present on Friday and/or Saturday nights, they bring a positive influence on the streets providing help and support to vulnerable people. We currently operate in 9 towns in Suffolk: Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Felixstowe, Haverhill, Lowestoft, Newmarket, Stowmarket, Sudbury, & Woodbridge & also in Dereham, Norfolk. If you would like to know more about each scheme or to find out about becoming a Town Pastor please contact your local scheme via their website.
Town Pastors in each town are a response from Christian churches to local needs in partnership with the main Town Pastors organisation which provides help with initial set-up, training and ongoing support as well as access to the Town Pastor brand. Each scheme works together with the agreement and support of it's specific local government and constabulary bodies. To find out about starting a Town Pastor scheme in your town please contact Town Pastors.
Town Pastors @ Latitude
an initial invitation from Festival Republic in 2011 Town Pastors have
been present at the Latitude festival for the past 5 years under the
name of Festival Pastors. Our activities include day patrolling of the
camp sites and night patrols in the woods arenas. In addition our cafe
provides quality refreshments at excellent prices to festival-goers.
Latitude Festival Pastors Facebook
March 2015 - Town Pastors in NorfolkDereham Town Pastors have recently joined with their colleagues in Suffolk to bring a Town Pastor presence to their town. At a recent signing ceremony Dereham Town Pastors was launched and is now recruiting and training. Please get in touch with them by visiting their website if you would like to volunteer.
Town Pastors receives support from Suffolk Police and Crime Commission
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