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Ascension Trust is a Christian inter-denominational organisation with a passion to empower individuals to work together within their local community and nation, to contribute positively to society and to improve the quality of life of the disadvantaged and vulnerable.

Ascension Trust is a charity and was started in 1993 by Reverend Les Isaac. Ascension Trust also has a branch in Scotland. Reverend Isaac's mission is to empower churches to be effective as "salt and light" in their local community, city and nation.

Ascension Trust operates as the umbrella body for a number of international missions
Street Pastors

Street Pastors

This is a network of Christian charities operating across the UK and worldwide. It is a Church response to urban problems, caring, listening and helping people on the streets.

School Pastors

School & College Pastors

School & College Pastors is a church response to assist schools with students as they leave the school gates, training peace-makers to bring support and guidance to vulnerable young people.

Urban Youth Mission

Urban Youth Mission

Held every year, this is a great opportunity for young people to come together, receive training and inspiration, and develop their gifts. It's about making a difference, and standing out

Overseas Missions

Each year we organise an overseas mission to developing countries to give people the chance to serve in schools, hospitals and local villages, being involved in social justice and action.

Word 4 Weapons

Word 4 Weapons

Word 4 Weapons, is the UK's first weapons exchange program, to help counteract the high levels of knife and gun crime occuring nationwide. 1000's of weapons have been collected so far.

Gift My Time

Gift My Time focuses on local people gifting their time and resources to meet the needs of their community- through homlessness projects, building projects, cultivating projects plus much more.

Are you interested in joining one of our initiatives?

Evidence of our impact and influence
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    We have over 270 Street Pastor areas, 10 of which are abroad, the furthest being in Melbourne, Australia

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    We have trained up to 12,000 Street Pastors so far internationally, equipping them to be effective in serving their communities.

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    Through Word 4 Weapons, we have helped save lives by collecting over 11,000 weapons voluntarily handed in

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    We have helped distribute over 24,000 flip flops to vulnerable members of the public

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    We have set up 26 School and College Pastor areas nationally, equiping them to be effective in serving their communities

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    We work with over 10,000 interdenominational churches both in the UK and abroad

How can you help?

Help our 1 in a Million Campaign

Help us further our impact in empowering individuals to work together within their local community and nation, to contribute positively to society and to improve the quality of life of the disadvantaged and vulnerable.

Would you like to become a Street Pastor or School /College Pastor?

If you like what you've heard about the social impact of Street Pastors, School Pastors and College Pastors, and you'd like us to equip you to serve your community in setting up a new Street Pastor or School / College Pastor area, or join an existing team, then please do Contact us. To find out more about Street Pastors and School / College Pastors:

Would you like to volunteer for Urban Youth Mission?

The Urban Youth Mission runs in the school summer holidays every year.The aim of the mission is to equip young people with the knowledge to live for Christ in an urban context. The opportunity is for young people aged 13 to 17 from churches across the UK, and also for young adults aged 18 and over to experience the event as a mentee leader.If you would like to attend or if you have any further questions please contact us


Would you like to volunteer for Overseas Missions?

Ascension Trust believes that the potential exists in everyone to develop and be all that God wants them to be. Missions can be one very significant means of achieving that goal. Whatever your experience, age or background, we want to help you to reach that potential and fulfil your destiny. Contact us.

Would you like to volunteer your services at our head office?

We wouldn't be were we are today without the help of our volunteers. We have people with a range of skills that have helped contribute to the success we are today- from volunteer administrators and coordinators, to IT technicians and accounts assistants


Rev. Les Isaac OBE

CEO, Ascension Trust.

Rev. Isaac is the CEO of Ascension Trust which he founded in 1993. Widely called Les, he is married to Louise, a school teacher, and has two children. His mission is to train and develop individuals to serve their local community, city, nation and nations of the world. He co-launched an innovative project with Revd David Shosanya, a Baptist Minister and a Detective Constable Ian Crichlow called "Street Pastors" which provides a late night outreach service in high crime areas to tackle the issue of guns, knives and violent crimes on the streets of Britain.

Les has been interviewed on Radio and TV and regularly meets with Parliamentarians and high ranking Police Officers to discuss and contribute his vast experience and knowledge to community issues. He is one of Britain's most influential black church leaders. He has written three books to-date entitled 'Dreadlocks', 'Relevant Church' and 'Street Pastors'. Les, a minister for over 30 years, is now the associate minister of Christian Life Fellowship, a lively church in Greenwich with branches in Brixton, Medway and Croydon.

Sandy Scrimgeour

Chairman, Ascension Trust, (Scotland).

On 22 January 2010, Ascension Trust (Scotland) was formed at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. Reverend Isaac appointed Sandy Scrimgeour as the Chairman.

our Events

2015 National Training Conferences

Friday 27th March - Saturday 28th March 2015
Thursday 16th July - Saturday 18th July 2015

In 2015 there will be two Management and Coordinator Training Conferences. One will run in March and one in July. As part of the July Conference, on July 16th, there will also be a National Prayer Gathering.

Click here to book tickets for the 27th - 28th March conference.

Click here to book tickets for the 16th - 18th July conference.


Contact us
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Contact us for via phone, email or letter: connect with us. Our office hours are Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00.

London Head Office

Ascension Trust, Alpha House, Alpha Place, Garth Road
Morden, Surrey, SM4 4TQ


+44 0208 330 2809


Scotland Head Office

Ascension Trust Scotland, Suite 4D, Kinnaull House, Friarton Road, Perth, Scotland, PH2 8DG


+44 01738 248143




As a Charitable Organisation growing locally and abroad, from time to time different opportunities arise for volunteer services, specific temporary assignments and staffing vacancies. If Ascension Trust inspires you and you would like to work with us, send us your thoughts and CV and as the need arises we will contact you.

If, like many people, you are intrigued with the information about voluntary Street Pastors and School Pastors on our website and would like information on becoming one then please Contact us or visit their websites: