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Regular Opening Times

Term time (until Friday December 1st, then mornings only until December 19th)

Tuesday & Wednesday   9am – 12.00pm and 2.30pm – 5pm

Thursdays                       10am – 12.00pm and 3.00pm – 6pm late night ( please note slightly later opening time)

Fridays                              9am – 12.00pm and 3.00pm – 6pm late night

Saturdays                          9am  – 12.00

Monday and Sunday    Closed

Our aim is to be open for all these advertised times but occasionally we run out of volunteers so we apologies if you find us closed.

You’ll find us at the end of the St Andrew’s Church Centre – look for the purple sign.


Christmas News from the Coffee Shop

The Christmas Elves have been busy in the Coffee Shop; we have lots of Christmas items for sale including Chocolate Orange santa hats, trees puddings etc. or our new Reindeer.  Money raised from the sale of these items will go to the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice.

New this year, a pop-up gallery of original paintings by Heather McDowell will be open from Thursday 23rd November until Friday 8th December, prices from £12.

We are planning some Christmas Craft Workshops in the week beginning 4th December – Christmas button trees on canvas and Wreath making will be in the mix.  if you would like to come or have an idea for a Workshop please let us know very soon.

We have recently invested in a new lightweight advertising board which is put out at the front gate path at the start and end of each session, please remind neighbours about this wonderful, community facility – look out for the board and pop in.

If you bought a poppy from us this year we raised £84 which will be shared between the Royal British Legion, Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice and the Coffee Shop.

We continue to extend our card range. This term we have added cards from Frog & Gnome their designs are simple, quirky and fun.

For the food lovers we have introduced a new range of cakes & bakes from Bellaroo Bakes.  Started by a local entrepreneur Beth, Bellaroo Bakes make special occasion cakes.  Beth has agreed to create a small range of cakes & bakes especially for us.
Please try them and let us know what you think.

 

 


About the Coffee Shop

This fantastic community facility that started with a flask and an empty room, continues to be an oasis for busy villagers, a warm welcome for those who come to ballet, a creative space for art and craft ideas and a test audience for local entrepreneurs’ new business ideas.

We still rely on volunteers, but we are now in a purpose built coffee shop. If you are interested in joining the team, either with a regular slot or to join our ‘reserves’ please contact Margriet Wells via the Church Office.

What’s on offer?

Knit and Natter in coffee shop

We serve fresh fairtrade Columbian coffee, tea and hot chocolate with a choice of snacks.

We sell all sorts of gifts including a good selection of:

New and second hand books
Jigsaws for 50p
Locally made jams and marmalade
Cards including handmade and hand painted and some by local artists.

One of our regular knitters at Knit and Natter that meet every Tuesday, makes children’s cardigans and jumpers and they are for sale in the coffee shop – prices start at £4 and make a perfect gift.

Other one-off gifts for sale include wooden bowls and plates made by Tony Bunce. These are being sold to support DCA (Deserving Children Africa)

Each Christmas the coffee shop supports local charities and we are happy to sell items on a sale or return basis, if you know a local charity with small items to sell or you make suitable gifts that can be sold on behalf of a charity please contact us.

During the week…

We have a small area for toddlers to play.   So if you need an oasis in your busy day or a friendly face please drop in, there is always a listening ear.

The Knit, Sew & Natter group meet every Tuesday from 10 -12 in the coffee shop.  If you’ve ever fancied trying your hand or have a project that needs an expert, why not drop in?  They would be happy to help.  No need to bring any materials – a starter pack for either crochet or knitting can be supplied.

A project we have taken on this term is to provide blankets of various sizes for Project Linus:  Make a square. Add your square to the box and the Knit and Natter group will make them up into blankets.

The Wednesday Communion congregation meet in the Coffee Shop after the service in the Chapel at 10.30am.

Need a chat? The Friday Coffee Group meet from 10-12 for a good yarn over a cuppa.

Painting Classes use the coffee shop every Monday in term time 1-3pm. More info at www.heathermcdowell.co.uk

Coffee shop from door

We collect small/travel size toiletries to make up bags for the homeless.  If anyone has airline goodies, toothbrushes or sample sizes of toothpaste, shampoo, bodywash, soap, flannels etc, they can be left in The Coffee Shop and assured of a good home.

At the end of each financial year the Coffee Shop now donates 20% of its profit to Deserving Children Africa (DCA). We are sponsoring a child through school and receive regular updates about her progress.