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.
Christmas Services around the Town
Churches Together have this year produced leaflets containing lists of all the Carol Services and all the Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Services taking place in every church around Shrewsbury. Do check these out by clicking on one of the links below and go and join in.
Shrewsbury Youth for Christ
We are looking forward to some Christmas-time performances, which you are warmly invited to attend to hear the choir in action:
- 19th November, Shrewsbury's Christmas Cracker, 5.45pm, top level of the Darwin Shopping Centre, near the Pride Hill entrance.
- 16th December, Christmas Tree Festival, 4.30pm, St. Chad's Church
Community & Service
Shrewsbury Food Bank
Shrewsbury Food Bank, operates from Barnabas Community Church. It is run entirely by volunteers, provides parcels of food to those that find themselves in real times of hardship. This service is offered throughout Shrewsbury.
People are referred for help by a local Agency, Charity or Church when found to be in a genuine crisis. Shrewsbury Food Bank assists with food to help them through their crisis period. Those referred may be in debt, have lost their job, suffered ill-health, family breakdown, bereavement, delays in benefits or homelessness or a combination of many issues. Not surprisingly, in the current economic climate demands on the service are particularly high.
Shrewsbury Food Bank relies entirely on donations of food and money to provide this service as well as the team of volunteers that run it. It is supported by many of the churches in the town.
For more information contact: 01743 343336 or log on to www.barnabascommunitychurch.com/foodbank
The Cafe Church
The Cafe Church meets at
The Lion Hotel, Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury
The Cafe Church meets on 2nd Wednesday of the month from 7.30 - 8.30pm 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 12th November 2014 from 7.30pm - 8.30pm and will be talking about ................
SHREWSBURY STREET PASTORS
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 28 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.
For more information please click on Shrewsbury Street Pastors in our "Features" Section
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
World War I Commemoration
Find resources to reflect and pray on the experience of the First World War in this roundup of material available to the churches, plus news of ebooks coming soon from Churches Together in Britain and Ireland