Derby Street Pastors Summer 2022 Update

Our Street Pastors are trained volunteers from many local churches who provide a visible, reassuring presence for everyone in the city centre. We are usually out and about, prayerfully patrolling, between 10 pm and 4 am on Friday and Saturday nights.

Derby Street Pastors

“We are extremely grateful for the work you do and for your help with our son. He has now recovered, albeit rather shaken and so are we. Not quite sure what happened to him. He said he suddenly felt really ill, went outside for some air with his friends and then remembers nothing else!! So again, thank you for being on the streets.”

- Feedback from a parent of a lad our Street Pastors recently supported.

2022 is already flying by so quickly and so much has already happened within the Street Pastor community. We have seen Richard and Shirley Wormsley step back as our Coordinator and Administer as they go into a new season of their lives and have recruited Terry Langley as our new Coordinator taking up the reigns on the 13th of June. We cannot thank Richard and Shirley enough for the strong foundation they have provided for us and the dedication they have shown to help Street Pastors go from strength to strength. We have benefited greatly from their support and how they have demonstrated the unconditional love of God to each one of us and for the City of Derby.

Terry Langley- Derby City Mission - Street Pastor Coordinator

Our teams have resiliently come together to continue to share the love of God within the Night-Time Economy. There have been some really great conversations with the door staff who have shared their lives with us and look forward to seeing us. The community of which we are part is full of diversity and yet we are all coming together to support those revellers who come into the city to enjoy our vibrant nightlife as one family. As a collective, we have watched over those who are perhaps some of the most vulnerable who need a helping hand, an ear to listen and a pair of flip-flops when the dancing shoes have been taken off.

Find out how the Street Pastors helped Derby retain Purple Flag Status for another year here.

It is always really humbling when we receive thanks from those who we have helped and from their families too who are so grateful for our support and kindness. We do none of this in our own strength and know that they are all God appointments to meet with people where they are at, with no judgement or expectation. Our teams, and prayer partners, pray before, during and after their shifts, praising God for using us ordinary people in such an extraordinary way.

We are going to be recruiting new Street Pastors to join and strengthen our teams in September. If you're interested in finding out more about our Street Pastor Project, click here. 

We'd also love to invite you along to our latest Volunteer Information Evening. - Take a look at details of the upcoming event here.