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 stpaulsshipley@gmail.com)

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


PeerTalk, a national charity underpinned by the Methodist Church, is looking for volunteers to help run a peer support group for people living with depression in Bradford. You don’t need to be an expert – but an interest in mental health and being a good listener helps. The Training Day is on Saturday 16 June at The Rendezvous Hotel, Keighley Road, Skipton BD23 2TA , 9.45am – 4pm.  More details at www.peertalk.org.uk/index.php/volunteer or contact admin@peertalk.org.uk

PeerTalk is a registered charity, initially funded by the Methodist Church, and is expanding its reach nationally to support people living with depression, mental distress and overwhelm.  Such a group already runs in Bradford, at Aldersgate Methodist Church, Common Road, Low Moor, Bradford (see the attached poster).  Other groups in Yorkshire include one in Batley, and one in Settle.  The need is clearly evident.  It is good to see the peer support offering hope to those in a difficult place.

If you can help us spread the word by sharing the event through your networks or through other social media, such as Facebook, that would be very helpful.

We are also sharing this through Twitter at  https://twitter.com/peer_talk/status/993906147504599041  – please feel free to retweet if you use Twitter.

Exciting Opportunities to Volunteer

JOY are currently looking for a couple of volunteers for the JOY shops, and also a book keeper to come in two or three hours every week- then later probably only fortnightly.

For more info please contact Kathy at kathy@joyworld.org.uk

Lent 2018




Each Wednesdays in Lent 18.00 – 19.15 (6.00pm – 7.15pm)

An invitation to meet for prayer, a simple meal and to meet with other Christians

14 February Ash Wednesday – individual church events as per our traditions.

21: Shipley Baptist (hosted by Shipley Baptist and Northcliffe LEP): the work of the Bible Stall and the Bread project

28:  St Walburga’s: ( hosted by St Paul’s and St Walburga’s): the work of the Bradford North Food Bank

07 March:  Saltaire URC (hosted by  Saltaire Methodist and Saltaire URC): the ministries of Cuppacare and Saltaire Canteen

14:  Salvation Army, Rhodes Street (hosted by St Peter’s and the Salvation Army): our wider responsibility – Christian Aid/Mission agencies

21St Margaret’s, Frizinghall (hosted by Christchurch, Windhill and St Margaret’s): Zephaniah Trust, Open the Book, children.

26 and 27: (Holy Week): Shipley Mystery Play. At St Paul’s

Volunteers Needed for JOY

Please pray for, or consider volunteering for the Shipley JOY shop- just 2 or 3 hours a week or even a month (10:00am- 1:00pm or 1:00pm – 4.00pm)- especially Tuesday afternoon and Saturday morning.

SCT general meeting minutes – abbreviated version

I forward a copy of the minutes of the last ordinary meeting of SCT (6 November 2017).  Please have a  look at these to see if there are any actions or things that you would like to do as a result of the meeting.

SCT GM Minutes 06.11.17 abbrev vsn

saltaire canteen

Message from Ruth Tilt, manager of Saltaire Canteen

Jesus said ‘Let nothing be wasted’ (John 6:12)      Do you agree?

My name is Ruth Tilt, the new manager of Saltaire Canteen, for those who don’t know me I live in Shipley, attend St Johns Great Horton and I used to manage Vicars Café from 2010- 2012.  Saltaire Canteen is looking to build community, whilst also dealing with the issue of food waste.  God has laid strong foundations in 79 Victoria Road spiritually and we are looking forward to seeing the harvest gathered that God has promised in our prayer times.

The Canteen volunteer team is a great place to learn some new skills, gain confidence to get back into the work place, or just to give back to the community. The canteen is a friendly community space from a cross section of society.

Saltaire Canteen is looking for volunteers for a number of areas, whether you can volunteer an hour a month or once a week.

Please email theshipleyfoodproject@gmail.com for more information.

Volunteer Areas

  • Cooking
  • Waiting on tables
  • Helping with social media presence
  • Washing up
  • Ambassadors
  • Baking
  • Befriending customers
  • Weighing food
  • Food collection
  • Fundraising

Prayer and relationship with God is central to what we do, if you wish to be involved in the prayer life of the cafe please email the address above – thanks