Serving our communities

What we love to do

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 our street patrols we are supported while out on the streets by a Prayer Team, some who pray at our bases in town while others pray from home.

Support

Giving dehydrated people some water to drink, helping people to get a taxi or waiting with vulnerable people Town Pastors support those in need.

Listen

We offer a listening ear whether you're upset, angry or simply want to chat.

Advice

Whether it's finding something to eat or the best way to get home, we can help.

Team

We work alongside Police, doorstaff and CCTV and with the agreement and support of District Councils to help keep our town centres safe.

Towns We Pastor

We currently operate in 9 towns in Suffolk and in Dereham, Norfolk. If you would like to know more about each scheme or to find out about becoming a Town Pastor please contact your local scheme via their website using the links below.

Things We've Done

Have You Seen Us?

You can find us across Suffolk and into Norfolk on town centre streets during Friday or Saturday evenings, depending on location, throughout the year. In addition we operate as Festival Pastors at the Latitude music festival at Henham Hall in July and at other ad hoc festivals as and when we are invited.

We like these numbers

A flavour of the work we have done through 2019-20 in Suffolk towns and the Latitude Festival using statistics prepared for the Police and Crime Commissioner.

832 Personal Safety
14,144 Water & Refreshments
3,594 Dangerous items removed
17,936 People we've helped

Things We're Doing

Stories from the prayer base
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Stories from the prayer base

Emma Haggar, a Prayer Partner with Ipswich Town Pastors, recounts how manning the paryer base has taught her to be more daring in her prayers.

Read her article "My bible, a town link radio and a bowl of sweets" for Network Suffolk.

Suffolk Pastors Ipswich
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Subcategories

Latitude Festival

Town Pastors have been present at the Latitude festival as Festival Pastors since 2011, breaking only for the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020. Our activities include day patrolling of the camp sites and night patrols in the woods arenas; we are there for support, care and a listening ear.  Click below for further information and videos of Festival Pastors work.

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2 Herringswell Road, Kentford, Newmarket, Suffolk. CB8 7QS

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