Our church is involved in the ministry of Town Pastors. 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 street patrols they are supported while out on the streets by a team of people who pray for them.
Town Pastors make a difference. Whether it is giving dehydrated people some water to drink, helping people to get a taxi or waiting with vulnerable people Town Pastors support those in need. They offer a listening ear whether somebody is upset, angry or simply wants to chat.
Whether it's finding something to eat or the best way to get home, Town Pastors help. They work alongside Police, door staff and CCTV and with the agreement and support of District Councils to help keep town centres and people safe.
Since mid March 2020 Town Pastors have been unable to minister on the streets of Ipswich. When the time is right, we look forward to going out again to serve the night time economy.