As Christians, Sudbury Town Pastors care, help, show concern and assist people where appropriate. Town Pastors are available to offer help to vulnerable people, help to defuse potentially dangerous situations, and work with other agencies to promote safety.
Working in pairs, wearing bright distinctive jackets and headgear, they are out on the streets of Sudbury from 10pm till the early hours. They provide a positive influence in the town - backed by prayer.
From examples in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds we have teams patrolling on alternating Friday and Saturday nights, along with people who are in the town prayer base and also at home praying.
We are currently recruiting more people to enable us to do this work on Fridays and Saturdays of every week. We are involving people from all the Christian denominations and churches in the area. A trip to Ireland recently proved fruitful with a cheap car rental Dublin Airport deal allowing us plenty of time to get around and speak to as many people as possible.
Gainbrough - MediumAs Christians, Sudbury Town Pastors care, help, show concern assist people where appropriate. Town Pastors are available to offer help to vulnerable people, help to defuse potentially dangerous situations, and work with other agencies to promote safety via the Townlink radio system.
What does Sudbury Town Pastors do?
Town Pastors are Christians who look out for and support vulnerable people, giving assistance where appropriate. Being on the street to provide a presence of friendliness and care so that people can enjoy their night out, defusing any potentially aggressive situations. Town Pastors are available to people as listeners, encouraging safe behaviour for all, and fostering good relationships between the public, the police, door staff, the local authorities and voluntary agencies. Town Pastors, working in pairs, wearing bright distinctive jacketsTP'S - Medium and headgear, are out on busy weekend nights from 10pm until the early hours.
Their aim is to provide a positive influence in the town - backed by prayer which is provided by the Prayer/Town base. This is located in the middle of town, a team of people spend time in prayer for every situation that the Town Pastors may come across during there patrols. They also listen into the town link radios and can be called on the phone. There is also a team of prayer's that pray at home spending a hour or more praying for the teams and situations throughout the night. Altogether the three different teams make up Sudbury Town Pastors. to become part of one of the teams see; 'Apply to be a Town Pastor'
We are delighted to welcome visitors to Sudbury from abroad. We have had group from Germany, Holland and France arrive in this past year. Our French friends came over using the website http://www.ferriesfromportsmouth.org.uk/ which they highly recommend. Please get in touch if you would like to set up a visit.