Who We Are

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  • Welcome to the Guildford Town Centre Chaplaincy, a charity established by the Churches of Guildford to care for people in our town centre.
  • Where We Are

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  • Guildford Town Centre Chaplaincy
    c/o YMCA (Guildford)
    Bridge Street
    GU1 4SB
  • What We Do

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  • Through outreach, we aim to work with volunteers who give of their time to care for, help and listen to anyone who is in need regardless of their circumstances.
  • Our Mission

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  • Since January 2010, Rod Boreham has been in post as Town Centre Chaplain. In this role he aims to bring a spiritual dimension to town centre life.
  • Info

    Street Angels

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    Fiona Ford 2

    Street Angels are volunteers who believe that people deserve care and love in their time of need.  Those needs could be as a result of homelessness, intoxication, drug abuse, assault or any other issue which has caused personal distress or the potential for physical harm.  They help people whoever they are and whatever their situation, for example by listening, caring, offering practical help or by referring people to other (specialist) agencies who can help them.  Street Angels operate under the management of the Town Centre Chaplaincy with volunteers representing people of different faiths and none.  Volunteers are over 18, DBS checked, interviewed and trained.

    How we work

    The Guildford Street Angels programme operates with support from Surrey Police and the Safer Guildford Partnership.  Guildford Street Angels operate on Friday, Saturday and occasional weekday nights from around 10.30 pm until around 4.00 am when all the bars and clubs are closed.

    What difference does it make?

    Street Angels (and similar programmes such as Street Pastors) have been springing up across the UK over the lastfew years.  They make a really positive impact on crime and antisocial behaviour in town and centres (particularly in the vicinity of bars and clubs) by providing a calming presence on the streets late at night.

    Our Coordinator

    Our Street Angels Coordinator, Fiona Ford, is responsible for the recruitment (and checking), training, deployment and support for volunteer Street Angels. Fiona works in collaboration with the Police and emergency services, Borough Council, Town Centre Manager, door staff, Pub Watch and many other agencies in Guildford.


    Prayer And Reflection

    “So let us learn How to serve, And in our lives Enthrone Him; Each other's needs to prefer, For it is Christ We're serving.”

    (Graham Kendrick)

    Contact us

    Guildford Town Centre Chaplaincy
    YMCA (Guildford)
    Bridge Street
    GU1 4SB
    Town Centre Chaplain:
    Rod Boreham

    +44 (0)7500 834 658
    Street Angels Coordinator: Fiona Ford
    +44 (0)7717 876 853

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