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.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18th-25th January 2015
A special United Service to mark the start of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will take place at Bayston Hill Methodist Church Centre, Lansdown Road, Bayston Hill next Sunday 18th January at 6.30pm. Preacher Revd Richard Hall. Tea/Coffee etc to follow. Please come and share in this service and let us be - Churches Together in Shrewsbury.
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.
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:
Phone: 01743 240465 Answer phone
ECUMENICAL LENT GROUPS
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". Over 60 people took part in these groups last year and the feedback was extremely positive. 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 by 1st February. (Further information in our FEATURES pages)
Shrewsbury Youth for Christ
More details to follow shortly
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 14th January 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
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