Our building is in constant use as a venue for meetings, choirs, keep fit, children’ parties etc. As well as these, we have a few organisations who are based on the premises. We are mutually grateful for what we offer each other, and are continually working to support each other in serving the local community.


Shirley Pre-School has been running for many years and provides an experience-rich play setting for young children. We enjoy our links with the staff and families, and work together to run ‘Tadpoles’ toddler group each Wednesday afternoon during term time. Our ‘Connect’ project has recently upgraded the cloakroom and toilet facilities used by the pre school and in the the process of constructing a safe outdoor play area. Please visit their website at  https://www.theshirleypreschool.co.uk/ or Facebook where you will be sure of a warm welcome.


Re:Minds is a local group which supports parents and families with youngsters with autism or mental health needs. It is led by the compassionate and determined Gill, who has worked tirelessly to build links with families and professionals. We are privileged to have been supporting Re:Minds since its inception. For more information, please click on the link to visit their website http://www.reminds.org.uk/ or facebook page http://www.facebook.com/groups/reminds


Choice Childcare run before and after school clubs. Their after school club fill our building with energy each day during term times! This provision is so crucial in helping many of our local working families, as well as providing fun activities and delicious snacks for the children. To find out more about ‘Choice Childcare’, please follow these links – choicechildcare.asc@gmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceChildcareShirley/

Shirley Men’s shed is just across the church car park.  It operates for a few hours each week, and once it has a power supply it aims to do much more. 

Visit our Facebook page, Men’s Shed Shirley Group, or Men’s Shed Shirley Twitter page, or email us on info.mensshedshirley@gmail.com for more information. 

If you would like to support it with a gift, please visit our Just Giving page https://tinyurl.com/jr48zfd2

Visit http://shed.stjamesroad.co.uk


Make & Brew are now open for eating in and takeaway! Open on Tuesday- Friday 9am – 4pm and on Saturdays from 10am – 3pm. Walk ins welcome and booking available during opening hours via their telephone number 023 8178 1611.

Please note, Make & Brew are currently operating a reduced menu and social distancing guidelines apply. Masks must be worn upon entering and when moving around the café and hand sanitation and NHS track and trace check in is mandatory. Customers without the app must leave their contact details with staff.