CuppaCare cafe to reopen in Shipley this Friday

A popular drop-in cafe in Shipley is reopening this Friday (September 10).

CuppaCare, based at Shipley Baptist Church, is staffed by volunteers on behalf of Shipley Churches Together. The cafe is open on Fridays from 10am to 1.15pm for the sale of soup, sandwiches, toasted tea cakes, tea and coffee. There is also a book stall selling Christian cards and books.

Edna Hague, who runs the cafe, said: “Everyone is very welcome, and we find people who are on their own particularly like the friendly atmosphere. It’s great to be returning after such a long absence due to Covid.”

CuppaCare is also appealing for more volunteers to support the cafe. Edna added: “Our volunteers find the work very rewarding. Anyone joining the team need not attend every week, or all the time – just an hour every so often would be appreciated, and you would soon make new friends.”

For more information or to volunteer, call Edna on 01274 586962.

SCT Celebration and 2021 AGM

We will be having a Celebration Service and holding our AGM at Shipley Baptist Church on Sunday 26th September at 6.30pm. This is a great opportunity to come together for worship and fellowship and to celebrate the goodness of God over the past year.
Since we sent out our latest newsletter our secretary has had trouble with his emails and any sent to the address in the original email have not been received. Therefore if you are wanting to come (even if you have previously emailed) please email him at his new address Thank you and please accept our apologies.

Vacancy for a paid, full time Christian Schools worker

Vacancy for a paid, full time Christian Schools worker. It is a great opportunity for a local Christian to serve children and staff in the Keighley area, bringing their own strengths and creativity to the role.

I have attached the job description too for your interest. Please feel free to circulate either document widely if the opportunity arises.

CLiKS job description June 21

CLiKS job advert June 2021


Shipley Holiday Food

Shipley Holiday Food programme

Shipley Holiday Food

Shipley Holiday Food Programme: If you are worrying how you will afford food over the February half term and/or if your child gets free school meals, Shipley Christians Together is putting together healthy, nutritional meal boxes which will contain enough food for 5 breakfasts and 5 main meals for each person in your household. Households will be able to collect a meal box from a hub in central Shipley, or if you would struggle to collect it they can deliver it to your house (socially distanced etc). To arrange this confidentially, call or text 07423 575473, email or send a private message on Facebook via the page The inboxes and phone will be monitored from 9am-noon from Feb 9th until Feb 21st – if you leave a message outside these times someone will get back to you. The funding for the boxes has been provided by Bradford Council.

Food Bank Poster

You can download the foodbank poster as either a PDF or JPG


Signposting – Sign final version


Cuppacare Needs Help

Please click the link to download the poster.

Cuppacare Volunteer advert August 2019

We need 2 people
Once a week on a Friday morning for 3 hours
(either 8.00am to 11.30am or 11.00am to 2.00pm)
➢ A fit person to support Edna – The Team leader
➢ First Shift – Set up the Kitchen – Prepare Food
➢ Second Shift – Close kitchen down, ensure hall is tidy and tables put by, locking up
If you feel you could help in any of the above roles please contact Euan on 0758 3855530 or email or pop in on a Friday to talk to Edna
‘Our main aim is to provide a safe place of cheer, especially for those on their own and maybe a bit nervous, can come along and be able to have a chat, a coffee or something to eat, at a nominal price and browse the cards and books.
Cuppacare is held weekly in Shipley Baptist Church and reopens 13th September

Lent Groups 2019

This year in Lent SCT is offering some ecumenical Study Groups.

These will run from  week commencing 11 March to week commencing 8 April.

Venue 1: Shipley Baptist: hosted by Keith Jones

Venue 2: Dr Kathy Tedd’s with Euan and Kathie Woodward leading

Venue 3: St Paul’s – prayer and meditation

Venue 4: Chris Clough‘s.

w/c 11th March Lent Groups. Space is available at the following:
Shipley Baptist Church 09.30 – 11.00, Wednesdays (Contact : 07944 192407)
Bingley, 7.30pm – 9.00pm Mondays (Contact 0758 3855530)
St Pauls Church, 8.00- 9.00pm with meditation, silence and prayer. Tuesdays (Contact: 07519 189983 or

New Look for the Bible Stall

New Look for the Bible Stall in Shipley Market Place

Vacancies with TLG Bradford

We have a number of new vacancies in our Bradford TLG Head Office.

I have attached the job adverts for the role, but also included a short summary here:

Download details by clicking the links below:

Supporter Relations Coordinator

We are seeking a confident and passionate administrator to support TLG’s National Development team! The post-holder will provide excellent service to supporters, brilliant organisation skills and have a drive to see TLG’s work grow in this significant area of fundraising. Applications close Sunday 16th September 2018.

SR Coordinator advert