Street Pastoral initiatives are now well established with in excess of 400 Street Pastoral schemes operating across the UK. Many are part of the Street Pastor scheme and others are stand-alone projects within a network of similar schemes called Christian Nightlife Initiative.
The churches within the City of London acknowledge that the nature of their congregations presents unique challenges, with most church members living outside of the City. Nevertheless the increasing night-time economy of the City is ideal for such a scheme and these difficulties are not insurmountable.
Here in the City we are launching a stand-alone project designed to suit the unique nature of the Square Mile. The main churches supporting the project are St Helens and City Temple