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Bradford Court Chaplaincy Service is an independent, team of all faiths and none, based at both Bradford and Keighley Magistrates’ Court and Bradford Combined Court Centre.

We offer free, practical, on-the-spot support and assistance to ANYONE who needs it. As an independent charity our service is completely confidential and non-judgmental.  All support, is tailored to individual needs.

We offer to anyone who needs it:

• Free Confidential assistance
• Practical support & guidance
• Faith-based support
• A “Listening ear”
• Signposting to key agencies local to you


We link with other specialist agencies to provide the support  needed for issues including:

Abuse ~ Alcohol ~ Benefits ~ Befriending ~ Bereavement ~ Disability ~ Clothing ~ Debt ~ Domestic Violence ~ Drugs ~ Education ~ Employment ~ Family ~ Food ~ Health ~ Housing ~ Loneliness ~ Parenting ~ Shelter ~ Victim Support ~ Youth Services.

Our Service was set up in 2008 and was officially launched in 2009 under the name of Bradford Court Chaplaincy Service.   We now operate as BCCS “Assist”.

Our project is innovative and unique. It is the only full-time, multi-faith, independent Court-based charity in the UK with a team of highly trained volunteers.

The project is managed by our Founder Members and Members under the direction of our Trustees – click here to view. Our Honorary President is Professor the Lord Patel of Bradford OBE.

“I believe this is an invaluable, innovative and much needed service in Bradford.”
Professor the Lord Patel of Bradford OBE

We are wholly dependent on grants and donations.  We are truly grateful for all grants as received from (in alpha order)Awards for All – Big Lottery Fund, Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Bradford North Methodist Circuit, Charities Aid Foundation, Church Urban Fund, Comic Relief, Her Majesty’s Court Service, Lord Mayor Pot of Gold, Safer Communities Fund, Sir George Martin Trust, Sir Halley Stewart Trust, Sovereign Healthcare Charitable Trust, The Allen Lane Foundation, The Brelms Trust, The Charles and Elsie Sykes Trust, The Evan Cornish Foundation, The Fred Towler Charity Trust, The Gay & Peter Hartley’s Hillards Charitable Trust, The George A Moore Foundation, The Henry Smith Charity, The Joseph Rank Trust, The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation, The Lord Mayor’s Appeal, The Metis Trust, The Ministry of Justice, The Scurrah Wainwright Charity, The Sisters of the Cross & Passion, The Tudor Trust, The West Yorkshire Methodist District Advance Fund, The Wharfedale Foundation, W W Spooner Charitable Trust, West Yorkshire Masonic Charities Ltd, Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Trust