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Street Chaplains

This project started in 2009 as the founders of our work put their feet first on the ground. It started with and has been for many years City Centre Chaplaincy where amazing volunteers have engaged with people in and around the city centre who want to talk. There is much loneliness, sadness, grief and worry for people and our Chaplains are gentle to respond to this. Sometimes, it only takes a person to spend some time listening to give new hope for the day.

During the Summer of 2022, Street Pastors and City Centre Chaplaincy volunteers merged under the new banner of Street Chaplains. You will see Street Chaplains out in our city talking to people, giving out gifts, listening to those in need, praying where asked to do so and much more. We will help where we can and over the coming months we will also see our teams start going out overnight supporting people in need in some really challenging situations.

Want to get involved?

We’re recruiting for new volunteers to join our amazing team! Keep reading if you or someone you know would be interested in becoming a Chaplain.

What we’re looking for in volunteers:

-Reliability, trustworthiness and a non-judgemental nature

-Good communication and people skills

-Member of a church for at least six months

What you’ll get in return:

-The opportunity to meet new people and make new friends

-Be able to help others who are in need

-Gain key skills and experience for CV or future roles

There are various shifts available. For daytime, chaplains go out on Wednesdays (11am-1pm) and Friday (10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm). For night shifts, these are only on Fridays (9pm-3am) but looking to expand this to Saturdays as well. Chaplains don’t need to volunteer every week but ideally at least once a month.

If you want to find out more or ready to become a Street Chaplain, then please email sarah.harcharran@lightprojectpeterborough.org.uk.