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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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.

Carol Services 2014

Christmas Services 2014

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

 

 

 

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
Ebola crisis response
Read the second Ecumenical Ebola Response newsletter from the WCC
UK Bossey Network
Reports from The World is My Neighbour - Bossey and a New Ecumenism
Environment and Climate Change
Lack of progress made in UN Climate talks - Christian Aid

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