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Town Pastors

Town Pastors have been working on the streets of Ipswich on Friday and Saturday nights between 10 pm and 4 am since June 2006. At the moment there are over 50 town pastors and over 50 on its prayer team. The organisation has 3 main streams of volunteer roles:

  • Town Pastors who go out on the streets on Friday and Saturday nights between 10 pm and 4 am;
  • Base prayers who are situated at the cym centre from where it operates between 10 pm and 4 am - these pray for the pastors while they are out and provide refreshments for when they have breaks and for any police officers who may visit us.
  • Home prayers who pray from home for an hour during the night whilst the pastors are out.

Training for potential new town pastors will commence on Saturday April 27th 2019 and they are looking for new recruits from all the local churches. Town Pastors have to be Christian and an active member within their home churches. There is an expected commitment of one shift per month. Anyone interested in getting involved in this work or finding out more information about the roles, can find further information and application forms on the organisation’s web site.