Street Pastors and Prayer Pastors are Christians drawn from a cross-section of local churches with a concern for their local community. They seek to provide a reassuring presence by patrolling and praying for the streets of their town late at night.
Pioneered in London in January 2003, and operating in Tavistock since late 2009, Street Pastors has seen some remarkable results, including reductions in crime and anti-social behaviour along with an increased sense of peace and safety for those out and about late on Friday and Saturday nights.
By engaging in a non-judgemental way with people on the streets, Street Pastors seek to care, listen and help in whatever way they can. For more information please see Tavistock Street Pastors or email .
At present we have 10 School Pastors and 10 Prayer Pastors, who have completed the training, and there appears to be interest from others in attending training in the autumn for both Street and School Pastors.
For more information on School Pastors please contact Roger Bird on 01822 617109 or email
Catalyst is an inter-denominational trust set up and supported by TACT.
By employing a worker who works with young people in and out of schools and who also acts as a catalyst in setting activities up, e.g. School Pastors and Youth Mentoring, Catalyst aims to:
- To share the Good News of Christ
- Provide a bridge between churches and schools in the Tavistock area, connecting the resources of churches with the needs of schools.
- Support Christian young people in their school environment, helping them to live out Christ centred lives
To read the July 2019 Catalyst newsletter, click here: Catalyst Tavistock Newsletter July 2019
To read the Spring 2019 Catalyst newsletter, click here: Catalyst Tavistock Newsletter Spring 2019.
You can find more information on the Catalyst website at