What is City Pastors?

City Pastors is an initiative involving volunteers working in partnership with Birmingham’s Westside and Southside Business Improvement Districts to ensure that the city is a safe, vibrant environment for everyone who visits. We work alongside the street wardens, police, paramedics and door staff; and our particular focus is on providing a calming, caring presence in the city by pastoring the streets and protecting the vulnerable.

We are an openly Christian organisation, and we often offer to pray for the people we meet. City Pastors began in Birmingham 12 years ago and we are currently rebuilding our teams after the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted our work. More details can be found at www.citypastors.co.uk

What would I do?

You would go out on a shift in pairs, looking out for the vulnerable, helping those who in need and work alongside existing services (street wardens/police etc).

How often would I serve?

We are prepared to work around an individual’s availability to cover the shifts. We have shifts on a Friday & Saturday night, either 2100 to 0000 or 2200 to 0100.

What kind of training is provided?

Volunteers will be required to have a current DBS (if they don’t, City Pastors will help with the application process.) We will take reference and there may be an interview. Following that process, you will attend induction training, which consist of classroom teaching and training shifts.

There are two training sessions and you will need to complete session 1 and 2 before going out on your training shifts.

Taster Sessions

We are putting on a few "Taster Sessions" so you can see what City Pastors is about and then there is an option to sign up for some training.

Please click on one (or more) of the events below to register.

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