Groups & Partnerships
At Keighley Parish we endeavour to work with the community around us. This means that we work alongside many different organisation to benefit the work that we do. This page highlights those partnerships and how we are working together.
From September 2019 the four churches of Keighley Parish (with St John’s Ingrow and Long Lee Methodist Church) followed the ‘Jesus Shaped People’ (JSP) discipleship adventure.
During JSP we had 23 groups running across the parish and most of those are still operating, albeit on Zoom or by use of WhatsApp groups..
To find out more or to request to join a group please use the contact us form on the website
We meet together alternate Monday mornings for a cuppa and chat using British Sign Language – or our best attempt at it! Some of us are brand new to BSL and Deaf Culture and some are native BSL-Users.
We aim to be a community who encourage one another by sharing stories, having a laugh together, and learning how to communicate visually.
We can’t meet at the moment but are looking for ways to stay in touch and to keep learning. Some ways to do that are:
1000 BSL signs for Christian concepts – https://christianbsl.com/
See a BSL version of the Lord’s Prayer here: https://youtu.be/uAezzYaU754
or on Facebook, check out the group “BSL Church Worship”.
For more information, contact Tracey on 07850 940079
The Welcome Cafe
The Welcome Cafe is BACK! After careful consideration and prayer we have decided to re-open the cafe so that we can rebuild our relationships with the local community and be available to support people both practically and in prayer.
We will open initially on a Monday from 12 – 1.30pm outside the church rather than in the hall, as we will have more space to social distance serving jacket potatoes and soup.
We would be delighted if we could have some help either by those who are willing to go on a soup making rota or to those who would like to make a donation towards the cost of potatoes, cheese, foil, cups (for soup) and wooden forks – all baked beans and tuna have been donated by Salvation Army.
For any further information about your might support the cafe please contact, Jackie, Natasha or Sarah
Text WELCOMEALL to 70085 to donate £5. Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message. (To Increase your donation simply add 10,15 or 20 after WELCOMEALL.)
Welcoming Asylum Seekers and Refugees
All Saints Church works with The Salvation Army and The Good Shepherd Centre and concerned individuals as Keighley Place of Sanctuary. Part of the City of Sanctuary Network.
CAP Debt Centre
With a small donation and big faith, John Kirkby, from Bradford, started Christians Against Poverty in 1996.
Keighley CAP Debt Centre opened in May 2016. Our Centre has received many referrals and over 50 clients are now debt free with others working towards this.
Our Debt Centre Manager, Duncan Green runs the service supported by a team of volunteers. Duncan is employed by the Parish of Keighley and trained by CAP to undertake the debt advice work. He leads our team of volunteers.
If you would like to give to our local CAP Debt Centre by text, please text: CAPGIVE 3 to 70085 to donate £3
(If you wish to donate more than £3 replace the number 3 with the number of your choice!)