Serving our communities

What we love to do

Town Pastors are Christian volunteers from local churches who are out in town centres on Friday and/or Saturday nights, being a positive influence on the streets and providing help and support to vulnerable people. In addition to our street patrols we are supported while out on the streets by a Prayer Team, some who pray at our bases in town while others pray from home.


Giving dehydrated people some water to drink, helping people to get a taxi or waiting with vulnerable people Town Pastors support those in need.


We offer a listening ear whether you're upset, angry or simply want to chat.


Whether it's finding something to eat or the best way to get home, we can help.


We work alongside Police, doorstaff and CCTV and with the agreement and support of District Councils to help keep our town centres safe.

Towns We Pastor

We currently operate in 10 towns in Suffolk and 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 using the links below.

Things We've Done

Have You Seen Us?

You can find us across Suffolk and into Norfolk on town centre streets during Friday or Saturday evenings, depending on location, throughout the year. In addition we operate as Festival Pastors at the Latitude music festival at Henham Hall in July and at other ad hoc festivals as and when we are invited.

We like these numbers

A flavour of the work we have done through 2015-16 in towns around Suffolk

594 Volunteers
11,600 Water & Refreshments
3,947 Dangerous items removed
15,225 People we've helped
Latest news

Things We're Doing

First Town Pastor Patrol in Leiston

Town Pastors had a first pilot patrol in Leiston on Friday 13th December ahead of full patrols starting in January 2017.  The Pastors visited all the pubs to introduce themselves and get to know patrons and publicans alike.  Christians in Leiston have joined together to set up the Town Pastors project in response to problems with anti-social behavour and changes to policing with Police Community Support Officers no longer working evenings, when many of the problems arise.

Town Pastors in the Media

Town Pastors on BBC Radio Suffolk

Jon Wright, presenter of Sunday Breakfast on BBC Radio Suffolk interviews Howard Cracknell of Stowmarket Town Pastors and Peter Livey of Town Pastors Central on the recent restoration of Town Pastor patrols in Stowmarket and the new initiative in Leiston

Listen here: interview  full programme

10th Suffolk Town Pastor Scheme and Crime Reduction Grant Announced

October 2016 Town Pastors awarded Crime Reduction Grant by Police & Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore as 10th Suffolk scheme launches in Leiston, bringing the total to 11 schemes across Suffolk and Norfolk.

Who are Town Pastors?

Ambassadors of Christ called to care in places of challenge

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: IpswichBury St EdmundsFelixstoweHaverhillLowestoftNewmarketStowmarketSudbury, & Woodbridge & also in Dereham, Norfolk.

Latitude Festival

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; we are there for support, care and a listening ear.  Click below for further information and videos of Festival Pastors work.

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Keep in touch

Please feel free to contact us by email or post at our registered Address.

Our address

19 Westleton Way, Felixstowe, IP11 2YG, UK

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