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Bangor Street Pastors

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The Bangor Street Pastors are volunteers from the churches of Bangor (Gwynedd, North Wales) and the surrounding area who have a concern for our community.  They go out onto the streets of Bangor at night, helping people to stay safe while they are out and to get home safely.

Their regular patrol night is Friday, so between the hours of 10pm and 4am (approximately) on a Friday night / Saturday morning you will find a team of four street pastors out on the streets of Bangor every week, in all weathers.  They are quite often out on Saturday nights too, usually 3 or 4 times per month.  Sometimes we do patrols at other times or in other places for particular occasions.

Their patrols are quite varied.  They often stop for a chat with people that we meet and they aim to provide a sympathetic listening ear for anybody who needs one.  They pick up bottles, glasses and tins that could be used as weapons and they clear up broken glass that we find, as well as giving out flip-flops to people who are walking barefoot.  They also give out other items, such as bottles of water or foil blankets, to people who need them and they often find ourselves helping somebody to find a taxi, waiting with them until their lift arrives or walking them home.

They are part of a worldwide network of Street Pastors that operate under the umbrella of Ascension Trust.  More information about the wider work of these organisations can be found at their websites.