2017 Newsletter available now

With some big changes at IOW Street Pastors over th2017 Newslettere last year or so we haven’t managed to produce a newsletter for a while, but we’ve remedied that now!  Our 2017 newsletter can be downloaded here.

We thought it was a good opportunity to update you on staff changes and also let you know what a typical shift on the streets or in Island schools is like for our volunteers.

Another 11 commissioned

We were delighted to welcome 11 more volunteers to the Isle of Wight Street Pastors’ team tonight. The new Street, School and Prayer pastors commissioned will help boost our existing patrols and allow us to keep serving people on the streets and in Medina College. It was also great to see such support for the Street and School Pastor initiatives here on the Island. Speeches from the police, school and Ryde Town Council all highlighted the value of our work in the local community. A big thanks to all those who attended and especially to our new volunteers for stepping up to serve in this way.

New volunteer Street Pastors, School Pastors and Prayer Pastors being commissioned

If you are interested in getting involved with Street or School Pastors please get in touch with us, we’d love to hear from you.

AGM 2016

It’s nearly time for our AGM!  Anyone with an interest in what we do is welcome to attend, though only members of the charity are able to vote.

By order of The Trustees, notice is hereby given that the 6th Annual General Meeting of Isle of Wight Street Pastors will be held on Thursday May 26th 2016 at 7.00PM at Newport Methodist Church, Quay Street, Newport, PO30 5BA. The trustees’ report and accounts for the period 1st January 2015 to 31st December 2015 will be received & 2 appointments of trustees and directors of the company will be made.

Musical Soiree in aid of IOW Street Pastors

Back by popular demand an evening Soiree with Steve French & Co at St Andrews, Ventnor, 7pm, Fri 5th Feb.

Musical Soiree

New Street Pastors’ Coordinator

andrew gardnerWe’re delighted to announce Andrew Gardner will be joining us in February as the new coordinator for the Street Pastor’s project. Until recently Andrew managed the St Rhadagunds Christian holiday centre and is looking forward to the challenge of his new role.

Andrew will work alongside Dan who continues to coordinate School Pastors on the Island, and Karen our administrator and will be based in our office in Newport.

Volunteering Opportunities

We are now recruiting! We are very interested to hear from anyone who would like to volunteer as a STREET, PRAYER ​or​ SCHOOL​ PASTOR. There are​ also​ other opportunities to get involved​.

Street Pastors was launched on the Isle of Wight early in 2009 in Ryde and has since expanded to cover Newport and Ventnor​ . . . → Read More: Volunteering Opportunities

Carols in Cowes

St Thomas of Canterbury Church in Cowes will be carol singing in Cowes on Saturday 12th December 2015 from 11- 12 in aid of Isle of Wight Street Pastors. We’re really grateful for their support, if you’re in the area please do go and have a listen.

Opportunity to work for IW Street Pastors

Denise Evans, our Street Pastors coordinator has decided the time has come for her to move on from her role with the charity and so she will be stepping down early in 2016. Denise’s enthusiasm for the role will be missed, but she’ll still be involved with the charity so we don’t have to say . . . → Read More: Opportunity to work for IW Street Pastors

New member of the team

Behind the scenes at Isle of Wight Street Pastors we have been making some small but important changes to how the charity runs, to try and enable us to keep making a difference in our community as effectively as possible. As part of this we have made some changes to the staff team including the . . . → Read More: New member of the team

Founder of Street Pastors coming to the IOW

We’re delighted that Rev Les Isaacs, founder of Street Pastors and CEO of the Ascension Trust will be our special guest speaker at our commissioning service this November. We’re equally delighted that we’ll be welcoming another batch of fantastic volunteer Street and School Pastors to the team. Anyone with an interest in Street and School Pastors . . . → Read More: Founder of Street Pastors coming to the IOW