Welcome to Churches Together in Shrewsbury.
Discover how the churches in Shrewsbury are sharing and working together.
We hope you'll visit our forthcoming events and joint services. Please see the What's On section for details.
President's proposals for the future of CTIS can be found by clicking on the 'Info' Page of this website
After a lapse of three years, and by popular demand, Churches Together in Shrewsbury are planning to put on a number of ecumenical Lent Discussion Groups again next year. If you might be interested in joining, hosting or leading such a group please let your church CTIS rep. know. Look out for further details shortly.
Christian Carer/mothers Help required.
18 hours a week £7.48 per hour.
Supporting disabled Christian Mum of 3 in all life's activities.
For more Information please contact Pendrels Trust 01743 350174 ref no AM903
Community & Service
The Cafe Church
The Cafe Church continues to meet at The Shrewsbury Coffee House, 5 Castle Gates, Shrewsbury (near the Station). Tel: 01743 242610
The Cafe Church normally meets on 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm and aims to provide those seeking a more spritual element in their lives an informal opportunity to explore Christianity.
If this could be you, come along for coffee and a chat in a friendly relaxed setting. Its a great opportunity to bring a friend along who is not a regular church attender !
The next meeting is on 9th October from 7.30pm - 8.30pm
SHREWSBURY STREET PASTORS
It is well over a year since Shrewsbury Street Pastors first patrolled the town and there was a very good turn out at a service earlier this year at Central to celebrate the first anniversary.
There really was quite a lot to celebrate and it was good to hear from the street pastors, members of the local community and others, just how well the project is going. The local MP and the town Mayor seemed equally impressed.
During the first year of Shrewsbury Street Pastors not one patrol had been cancelled.
Parts of the service were very moving as people shared what Street Pastors or being a Street Pastor meant to them as individuals.
During the first year of street pastors alcohol related incidents had declined by 19% from the previous year and even more importantly there had not been one death in the river. So this is a ministry that has not only helped and comforted large numbers of people but also very possibly saved lives.
Shrewsbury Street Pastors started in 2011 when the local Police and Shropshire Council approached the local Churches and asked if we could launch a scheme with the aim of making the town centre a safer place for people to enjoy themselves over the weekend.
There are currently 18 volunteer Street Pastors from eleven different Churches with more than 20 Churches supporting in different ways.
A Street Pastor is someone who makes themselves available to help people who have become vulnerable in the evening. This may be through the effects of alcohol, or drugs, or relational difficulty and emotional distress.
Street Pastors help people get home safe, getting them back in touch with their friends and providing things like space blankets to keep warm, water to re-hydrate or flip flops if they can no longer walk in high heels.
We are linked by radio with the emergency services, the door staff and the town's CCTV system. Sometimes people need a bit of help but they have not committed a crime and do not need medical attention.
We want to keep it that way.
We are looking to recruit more street pastors to enable us to grow this exciting ministry and make our town a safer place. Please us if you think you can help, or go to our Facebook page.
Trinity Churches owns and runs a Coffee Shop in Radbrook Shopping Centre. Café Connect is staffed by a team of volunteers from both our church and other local congregations.
Café Connect uses fairly traded coffee and other goods wherever possible and stocks books, cards, gifts and other Christian resources.
You can enjoy drinks, snacks and light lunches to eat in or take away, and know that all profits are given away to local charities and other good causes.
See 'Features' Section for more information
Barnabas Money Advice continues to run on Monday evenings at Barnabas Centre in Longden Coleham ( Shrewsbury) from 7pm and provides an opportunity for people to receive support and advice regarding money and debts.
See 'Features' Section for more information
Week of Prayer 2014
Order or download resources for the 2014 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
The theme 'Is Christ divided?' is based on a key biblical text of the ecumenical movement - 1 Corinthians 1:1-17.