Congleton town hall

Congleton High Street and Town Hall

It is more than four years since our Circuit Meeting agreed unanimously to enter into a Licence Agreement with Ascension Trust to seek to set up the Congleton Street Pastors Project.

This was along with three other Christian denominations in the town – C of E, U.R.C. and New Life, the four of us working together. We have roughly 20 Street Pastors, whose training has been spread out over a year.

Weekly Street Pastor Patrols have been taking place now since June 2014. Initially, they ran for a year on Friday evenings only, from 8pm to midnight with a break in the middle. Over time it became obvious that to be more effective later times and Saturdays needed to be incorporated.

By the first quarter of 2017 patrols were on duty on Fridays between 8pm and midnight, and Saturdays between 10pm and 2am. Street Pastors patrol in uniform in a group of four and are backed up by a prayer team at Westwood House, Trinity Methodist Church, who are in touch by mobile phone and also provide refreshments for the break time.

Our Street Pastors are overwhelmingly held in high regard by those they meet in the town, young and old. 

They have built up a reputation for acts of caring, giving a listening ear and representing the Church and the Christian faith (not a particular denomination) in a way that draws respect from many who would never normally attend Church.

We are always looking to train up new volunteers so we can extend the frequency of patrols and build up the Christian presence during the night time period when young people are particularly vulnerable. If you are interested in becoming a Street Pastor or or Prayer Support Pastor please contact Revd Andrew Lindley, Chair of Congleton Street Pastors Management Team.

Coming up soon . . .

Tuesday 27 Oct 12.45pm - Tuesday 31 Aug
National, Weekly Prayer Meeting [Online]
Monday 26 Oct 6.00pm - Monday 30 Aug
Circuit Weekly Prayer Meeting
Friday 6 Nov - Sunday 8 Nov
Circuit Weekend Cancelled