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/


Our Men’s Shed is just across the church car park.  It’s a very small shed now but with big plans.  Visit http://shed.stjamesroad.co.uk for more information.

Ground clearance
More clearing and levelling of the site for the big shed.


August 25 at 10:23 AM 
WE ARE MOVING!!! We have just 5 more days of trading in our current premises, before we move a few hundred yards up the road, to St James Road Methodist Church. They have had a beautiful extension and building works happening this year, and we are so excited to show you around there. We are hoping to reopen in late September, but keep posted here for updates, sneak peeks and the all important opening date!
Best of all, we will have plenty of space and seating indoors which will enable a safe, socially distanced environment for all! We have loved getting to know you all in this little space and will hold fond memories of here, but it is time for something new, and we are so excited!!
Watch this space for further news of opening!