Bradford Court Chaplaincy Service is an independent, multi-faith team based at both Bradford and Keighley Magistrates’ Court and Bradford Combined Court Centre. We offer free practical, pastoral support and assistance to all court users. As an independent charity we provide completely confidential and non-judgmental support, 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 other agencies


Court care works with other specialist agencies to provide support 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, operating as Court Care from 2012.

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

Our Sponsors include The Sir Halley Stewart Trust, The Tudor Trust and Bradford Metropolitan District Council.

Additional Support has come from: HMCS, The Wharfedale Trust, The West Yorkshire Methodist District, The Diocese of Bradford, The Sisters of the Cross and Passion, Sovereign Healthcare and individual Sponsors and Patrons.

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