Bristol Street Pastors
What role is undertaken by a Bristol Street Pastor?
We are recruiting and need your help - if you don't mind?
We go out on a Saturday night from 10pm to about 3.30 am on the streets of Bristol, helping anyone in need (especially the revellers) to get home safely. We care for all those in distress and listen to anyone who needs to talk about their challenges or issues.
We give Flip Flops out to young ladies walking barefoot, sweep up broken glass, hand out water / space blankets / lollies and generally care for those that need it.
We give training in Roles & Responsibilities, Listening skills, Youth culture, Mental health, Drugs and alcohol awareness, Safeguarding, Knowing your community, The Good News, Policing, and Prayer.
An Observer night is very useful for people to see how friendly the young folks are, how well received we are and to get a feel for what we do (Saturday nights).
Roles & Responsibilities Training for Street Pastors
We would like to invite anyone who is at all interested to attend a training session on the 16th of July from 10 am at the Victoria Methodist Church, 1a Whiteladies road BS8 1NU.
We would ask that you apply for a position on this training so that we can cater for the number attending.
Martin Gunther bristol a_t streetpastors d_o_t org d_o_t uk
The work of Street Pastors – which is of course a national, and indeed international movement – is hugely well respected and supported by local authorities, businesses and the police, and this is very much the case in Bristol.
Street Pastors in Bristol need to raise awareness across the church community. There’s an urgent need for more volunteers. Martin Gunther, who heads up Bristol Street Pastors noted that there are currently around 20 or so volunteers signed up in Bristol, compared to over 100 in Glasgow.
Please share this across your congregations. To help you in this task we’ve produced a short extract from a recent Zoom call which draws some of the highlights together – just 4.5 minutes long. Here’s the link: https://youtu.be/aow-8058hQ4
Martin, and others from the team, would love to be able to come and share more about Street Pastors.
Do get back to him if you can, and let’s both encourage the team and also add significantly to the volunteer cohort.
You can contact Martin on the following email: bristol a_t streetpastors d_o_t org d_o_t uk