Coffee Mornings

Everybody is welcome at the coffee mornings, regardless of whether they are members of the congregation.

When?
Every Wednesday and Saturday morning from 9:00am to 12:00pm.
(Closed between Christmas and New Year).

Where?
The Chapel Schoolroom.
Entrance is via the rear of the building. There is a ramp and separate door for disabled access.

Refreshments
Tea, coffee, herbal tea, hot chocolate and cordials are available, together with home-made scones and a selection of biscuits.

Facilities
In the spring time, come and admire the blooms on the magnolia tree. In the summer sit outside in the walled garden and in the wintertime why not cosy around the real fire.

The Schoolroom has free wi-fi, and is fully accessible by wheelchairs and prams. There are two toilets, including a disabled toilet with baby changing facilities. The Chapel welcomes breast-feeding mothers and is happy to heat baby bottles. Two high-chairs and a small selection of toys and colouring materials are available upon request for older children.

Community Outreach
The coffee mornings represent the most visible form of community outreach undertaken by the Chapel. They offer a safe and welcoming space and an opportunity for both members of the public and the congregation to mix and to get to know each other better. Several people have been coming for a number of years. Recently, the Chapel has teamed up with other organisations to offer more specialist support in an informal setting. For example, representatives from the Alzheimer’s Society have attended a couple of coffee mornings to offer information and advice. Similarly, the local police are starting to use the Saturday coffee mornings as a venue for community engagement.

Volunteers
The coffee mornings are run by volunteers, and we welcome new people to come and help.