“Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers”
The Cafe is a way in which St Stephen’s Church cares for the community that God has placed us in. The Cafe provides an open place for people to belong. Whether customers, volunteers or those experiencing tough times, the Cafe is a place of welcome, refreshment and peace.
“The Cafe exists to hold people alongside each other”
Rev. Canon Madeline Light (Vicar)
“The Church has a heart to reach out and welcome people into the community”.
Beckie Ward (Cafe manager)
The Café is here for all, offering a different atmosphere and environment to commercial ventures; a peaceful place to come by yourself or with friends and family.
We are here to serve the city in many different ways, including providing a place for over 30 volunteers to be valued. Without our volunteers this café would not function.
We operate a pay a pound system for those struggling to pay. We will, of course, always be grateful to receive donations from anyone wishing to support the work of St Stephen’s in this way.
The food is all homemade or made on the premises. The coffee and tea are good quality and Fairtrade.