Bridge Watch

Please visit the Bridge Watch website to see more information about this important new initiative.

Welcome to Ascension Trust

Serving the practical needs

of local communities

Reaching Out to Where You Are

Bejoy Pal

CEO Ascension Trust

 I am looking forward to taking the organisation forward under God’s direction.

Chris Jewell

CEO, Ascension Trust (Scotland)

“Our aim is to work with likeminded people to implement practical and effective strategies that transform lives, promote community cohesion and advance social justice.”

Les Isaac


“I want people to know that the mission of Ascension Trust is about longevity. We are here to serve humanity, be relevant to the community and to equip people to display the true meaning of the gospel.”

Ram Gidoomal

CBE, Patron of Ascension Trust

With reference to Street Pastors, Ram Gidoomal says “I pay tribute to each and every one of you in this movement. You leave a legacy of excellence and a fine ethos and tradition for generations to come.”

David Burrowes

Patron of Ascension Trust

“Street Pastors is about Christians rolling up their sleeves and getting involved in practically responding to the problems of crime and safety. They are like beacons on our streets and I want to see them shining brightly in every constituency.”

Mission Highlight

Street Pastors was pioneered in the UK in 2003 by Les Isaac. On that first night, 18 volunteers took to the streets of Brixton, London, and since then this initiative has grown to encompass a network of volunteers who engage with people on the streets to care for them, listen to them and help them.

Ascension Trust Initiatives

Street Pastors

Street Pastors engage with people on the streets to care for them, listen to them andhelp them. They work together with other partners in the night-time economy to make communities safer.

School & College Pastors

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

Response Pastors

Response Pastors are highly trained individuals who serve the community, in times of crisis or disaster providing physical and emotional support.

Rail Pastors

Rail Pastors are a reassuring presence to passengers on the rail network. They patrol where there have been a high number of suicide attempts and fatalities.

Prayer Pastors

Prayer Pastors vision is to establish a strong and healthy foundation of prayer across the entire initiatives of Ascension Trust. Prayer is Vital.

Overseas Mission

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.

Synergy Network

“Standing together we can make a difference”. The Synergy Network is a growing coalition of churches, para-church groups, Christian agencies and organisations working to end serious youth violence in Britain and Ireland.

60/40 Youth Project

Works with young people aged 12-18 years old. We recognise the need to provide time and resources for young people to equip and enable them to be assets to our communities. 

A.T. Beacon Project

Ascension Trust Beacon Project provides services at neighbourhood level to local communities across South-East London that tackle and address health inequalities.