Shipley Holiday Food

Shipley Holiday Food

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.



Christian community life through the years starred in a special slideshow to mark the 150th anniversary of worship at Christchurch, Windhill.

Bishop of Bradford, the Rt Revd Toby Haworth, was one of many visitors who attended a lively service at the Christchurch Local Ecumenical Partnership, beside Leeds Road, Shipley.

Priest in charge Revd Mark Watson held a commemorative service in the morning and organised afternoon tea with cakes for people to enjoy while looking at a slide show of old photographs of the church’s congregation and community involvement through the years.

Children also took part in fun activities which had been prepared by Mr Watson.

“It really was a thoroughly enjoyable and successful day. It was lovely to welcome Bishop Toby along, as well as my predecessor Reverend Sarah Jemison who was here for around 17 years before I took over,” said Revd Mark, pictured to the left of Bishop Toby with Revd Sarah Jemison and Revd John Allison.

“My assistant priest Reverend John Allison was here also and he enjoyed chatting to people and showing them around the church.

“John has wealth of knowledge, having been a choir boy at the church before becoming ordained.”

Bradford Council leader Susan Hinchcliffe, who is a member of the congregation, went along to the service.

Christchurch, an Anglican Methodist initiative, iis part of Shipley Christians Together, where all denominations work for the common good.

The church is where theSCT  food bank meets and it prides itself in being part of a warm community of people.

Pictures courtesy of the Bradford Telegraph and Argus.

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