Last updated 18th February 2021
Street Pastors was pioneered in London in 2003. Since then they have trained over 12,000 street and prayer pastors, who are volunteers from local churches who have played an active part in strengthening community life and working for safer streets.
Street pastors offer reassurance, safety and support through listening, caring and helping. They work together with other partners to make communities safer.
Each city project is set up by Ascension Trust, which is the governing body behind Street Pastors, and run by a local coordinator with support from local churches and community groups, in partnership with the police, local council and other statutory agencies.
There are Street Pastors in the following Lancashire locations: