Street Pastors

Holy Cross is one of several churches in and around Maidstone which supports Maidstone Street Pastors. We currently have 2 members of our congregation who are regularly out on patrol and one of our clergy on the management team.

Maidstone is the clubbing capital of Kent with up to 10,000 party goers on a Saturday night. Street Pastors work closely alongside the police, paramedics and the “Urban Blue” bus project to provide emotional, spiritual and practical support to those in need. The pastors have quickly established themselves as an integral part of the Saturday night time economy. Excellent relationships have been built up with door staff, police and the Saturday night revelers and the Pastors’ aim to be “lights in the darkness” has been warmly received. There are now 34 Street Pastors who have completed their training, enabling coverage on a weekly basis. The teams are backed up on their nights out by a small but dedicated team of Prayer Pastors which we are keen to grow. For more information please email the curate.