Serving the churches of Shrewsbury

Individual churches of Shrewsbury may be members of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, and one of the four national ecumenical organisations, through their national denomination or organisation.

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Welcome

Welcome to Churches Together in Shrewsbury. Cross and sunset - Credit: arbyreed - http://www.flickr.com/photos/19779889N00/427067502/


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.

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 NEXT CHURCHES TOGETHER MEETING Monday 9th February 7.30pm St Peters Church Monkmoor


  

  

ECUMENICAL LENT GROUPS - LAST CHANCE TO JOIN - SIGN UP BY MONDAY 2nd FEBRUARY

Lent Discussion Groups will be taking place around Shrewsbury again this year in the first 5 weeks of Lent. Groups will be held during afternoons and evenings each weekday subject to demand and preference. The groups will be following the latest 'York Course' - "Praise Him".  If you would like to join a group information and application forms have been sent out to every church in Shrewsbury so please see your CTIS rep and  complete an application form NOW. (Further information in our FEATURES pages)

 

 

GOOD NEWS FOR THE CHRISTIAN DEAF COMMUNITY AND FOR OUR CHURCHES!  

  

An initial trial of church services with a sign-language interpreter has been agreed for 2015.

 

LATEST:   NEXT SERVICE WITH A SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER THIS SUNDAY 1st FEBRUARY 10.30AM AT HOLY TRINITY CHURCH BELLE VUE (Belle Vue Road Shrewsbury).  Come and join us

 

This exciting development will enable members of the local Deaf community to visit local 'hearing' church communities and at the same time provide an opportunity for 'hearing' church communities to welcome members of the local Deaf community.

Our Draft Plan, supported  by Revd Leonie Wheeler (priest-in-charge Ministering among Deaf People) part of the Lichfield Diocesan Ministry Team, is to:

" Explore an Ecumenical base for inclusion of the local Deaf community promoted through  ‘Churches Together in Shrewsbury' ,‘Mission Shrewsbury' and other 'places of worship' , with a view to managing the project, as a 'Roofbreaker' through a Disability Area Network" .

Watch out for further details, including venues and dates of church services with a sign-language interpreter that will take place during January, February and March. 

If you have not already been contacted and your church would be interested in WELCOMING the local Deaf community and HOSTING a church service with a sign-language interpreter, or if you would just like more information please contact:

Phil Ramsbotham

Phone: 01743 240465 Answer phone

E-Mail: 

 

 

Local House of Prayer Training                                    10.30 am - 3.30pm, 31st January 2015                     Venue: Holy Trinity Belle Vue, Belle Vue Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 7LL

We are having a Local House of Prayer training day on 31st January 2015.  The purpose of these training days is to explore together some of the Key Principles of a Local House of Prayer, enabling you to start a Local House of Prayer in your area/ community.... .. If you are interested in the training, but are unable to make these dates, let us know and we will see if we can find some mutually convenient times/ dates. 

Refreshments will be served, but please bring a packed lunch with you.

    Local Houses of Prayer,  Shropshire Contact

    Sarah Edwards,     Tel: 07765 767418

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  SHREWSBURY YOUTH FOR CHRIST

The s-yfc team are committed to serving schools and helping young people in a variety of ways. We work alongside staff to provide a service that contributes to school life, whether through formal settings such as lessons, or informal meetings with young people. In everything we do our aim is to bless the community, and show how Jesus is still relevant and can impact young lives in a positive way.

At Shrewsbury Youth for Christ we are passionate about working together with local Christians to take good news relevantly to every young person in Shrewsbury. We aim to:

‘Work with local churches and create genuine partnership in reaching out to young people in Shewsbury' We want to build on our past history of  good relationships with local  churches and continue to build thriving and mutual relationships with these groups. As churches continue to support us in prayer and giving, we aim to support local churches in training, networking and facilitating communication.

We'd love you to get alongside us in prayer, giving and volunteering. Please get in touch through our website.

http://www.s-yfc.org/  

 

 


 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 11th February 2015 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

 

 

 

CAFÉ CONNECT

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

 

 

Money Advice

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

News from CTBI
Lent study 2015
Exhibition - In the Wilderness: Preparing for Public Service
Ecumenical Pop Up Monastery
Join the first women's European ecumenical Pop Up Monastery
Church statements on killing of Coptic Christians in Libya
Churches united condemning killings and offering sympathy to families

World War 1 resources


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

See: http://www.ctbi.org.uk/ww1