Truro Street Pastors are part of a well organised, fully insured ministry that started in 2003 in Lambeth, London, and is now present in hundreds of towns and cities across the UK. Wherever they are present, crime rates fall, and for this reason many police forces have asked local churches to start Street Pastor groups.
We launched in Truro in 2010 after a request for help by the local police inspector, and have trained volunteers from many different churches and denominations across the City. The service is almost entirely funded by an annual grant from the City Council and is a unique affirmation from the secular authorities of the practical difference that Christian ‘Agape’ love can make in the world.
Street Pastors go out onto the streets – generally on Saturday nights – to care for people who find themselves in difficulty or vulnerable for reasons such as alcohol consumption, drugs use, mental health problems, homelessness etc. while Prayer Pastors remain back at base, praying for those who need help and for the Pastors out on the streets trying to help them.
TRURO STREET PASTORS are inviting members of the churches in Truro to consider taking part in this excellent work by becoming Street Pastors, and Prayer Pastors. New Trustees are also needed.