Cheltenham Street Pastors are a group of Christians from churches across the Cheltenham area who are a visible presence in the town centre on Friday and Saturday nights. They respond to problems by caring, listening, talking and offering practical support. Their Christian faith lies at the heart of what they do, but they aim to reassure the vulnerable, reduce the fear of crime, provide a listening ear and offer pastoral support, rather than preach.
A number of members of St Luke’s volunteer with Street Pastors. Some are actively out in the town centre late at night and into the early hours. Others are praying for the work that is going on.
The local Police Inspector has said that “Street Pastors help to make Cheltenham town centre a safe place. They act as a safety net to pick up vulnerable people who may be casualties of the night time economy”.
To find out more about Cheltenham Street Pastors click here.