Suffolk Town Pastors

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Town pastors are a voluntary based church movement aimed at serving people on the street in town centres on weekend nights into the early hours of the morning. Teams work in collaboration with the police and local authority. Pastors are there to care ,listen,help or reduce potential troublesome anti social behaviour and enable a safe environment for people who are particularly vulnerable

Pastors serve people regardless of their faith or background in a non-judgmental and unconditional way. Pastors are backed by a prayer support team who pray for the town, they monitor the pastors movements and pray for situations as they arise. Town pastors carry radios for safety reasons and to contact the emergency services if necessary They wear a uniform for easy identification and undergo a full training programme regarding their responsibilities  role, personal safety and conflict management including first aid and drug and alcohol awareness. Pastors have no powers of arrest.

There is no doubt that pastors by engaging people in a friendly way, giving out free chocolate and water and by giving support can change the atmosphere in a town and allow people to feel safe. This practical help combined with the power of prayer has meant that Pastors have made a difference. When Town pastors first operated in Ipswich the first set of statistics for the home office made extraordinary reading. Assault on police officers down 50%, Sexual assaults on women down 70% ABH down 48% GBH down 50%. By working on the streets moving among ordinary people pastors are being obedient to the teachings of Jesus to show love grace and compassion.                                             Suffolk Town pastor Contacts- Woodbridge Town Pastors  Peter Plummer- email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                                                       Leiston Town Pastors   Carol Cotton email- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                                                                             Ipswich Town Pastors - ipswichtownpastors.org.uk                                                                                                                      email- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Phone 07722857540

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