The Family Centre was started by the Buttershaw Baptist Church in 1992 and later developed with the help of Spurgeon’s Childcare. The Family Centre became an independent limited charitable company in April 2004. The Family Centre is one of the ways that the Buttershaw Baptist Church is able to serve its community with practical support.

We have a mixture of paid staff and volunteers totalling around 70 people. Over 80% of those staff come from the BD6 area which further assists our aims by creating local job opportunities. Through those dedicated teams we run a range of activities and groups that seek to build community and enable the residents of the Buttershaw Estate. The Centre is open and celebrates diversity by welcoming people from all walks of life regardless of faith, gender, race or other quality.

We work in partnership with our volunteers, users and other local organisations to provide high quality and accessible services.