About Street Pastors
Falmouth Street Pastors are a group of volunteers who care passionately about the people and the community in which we live. From the young in age to the young at heart they give up their time every Saturday night (come rain or shine) and other dates for the various festivals in Falmouth, to be a friendly face on the streets of the town.
Working in partnership with the Churches of Falmouth and Penryn, Police and Local Government, Street Pastors in Falmouth is part of a National network of Street Pastors which was originally founded in Brixton, South London, in 2003 by Rev’d Les Isaac. It was based on a model from Jamaica in which individual Churches joined together to take their values out onto the streets and now operates all over the country.
What do we do?
We are here to be salt and light in our community, providing practical…
- Help: Through handing out flip flops to prevent cut feet from broken glass.
- Care: Giving water to rehydrate, first aid to heal, a comforting presence to the vulnerable.
- Listening: To give emotional support through conversation and listening.
Our mission is to provide practical support when and where it’s needed.
Of course all of this would not be possible if it were not for the power of prayer. The Street Pastors are supported every night by a dedicated team of Prayer Pastors who intercede throughout the night, praying for the town, its people, the Street Pastors and the people they come into contact with.
What they say about Street Pastors
“The Council is very pleased to support the work of the Street Pastors who help people in practical ways to enjoy a safe night out in our town.” Mark Williams, Town Clerk
“Falmouth Street Pastors fill the gap between the ambulance service and police and are key to ensuring all can safely enjoy Falmouth’s vibrant late night economy. They provide invaluable support ranging from a smile, a friend to help and listen and the occasional flip flop.” Falmouth Police
“You guys are amazing”
“We’re glad you are here”
“You do a fantastic job”
“Here come the Street Pasties! Oggy Oggy Oggy.”
Users of the town and its nightlife
Further the Town Mayor has demonstrated his strong support for the Pastors by recognising them as his Mayoral Charity.
Contacting Street Pastors
You can contact us in several ways:
Patrol nights: Saturdays, 22:00–03:00
Mobile: 07858 655 699