cafe church

Church With A Difference

Coffee, cake and church

Cafe Church is church with a difference. Seated round tables instead of sat in rows we drink coffee, eat cake, watch a video and discuss subjects relevant to faith. It’s not a conventional church service. There will be music, sometimes live, but we don’t do group singing, we watch a video, we have some prayers from the front and we hear a personal story about what it means to a Christian today. And it’s all very relaxed. If you don’t believe in God and want to come and see what’s going on, that’s fine.

Why are we doing Café Church?

Well, we want to try to make Church a place that is relaxedand accessible. We know that lots of people want to talk about faith, even wantto come to Church, but find a traditional service hard to understand, or boringto sit through, or just plain confusing. So, we want to develop Café Church asa place where everyone’s welcome and comfortable. It’s hopefully not tooconfusing or boring.

When and where?

The next Café Church event will be on Tuesday 13th March. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start. Our subject will be What does it mean to “Honour your father and mother”? We’ll be discussing the differences between honouring,loving, serving and obeying and, hopefully, have some practical encouragementsfor each other.

Schedule for 2018

Café Church happens on the second Tuesday of the month. Dates scheduled so far are:

January 16th – I’m a good person, God will welcome me into Heaven

13th February – Why Does God Allow Evil And Suffering?

13th March – What does it mean to “Honour your father and mother”?

10th April – Is any cause worth dying for?

8th May – Remember the Sabbath

12th June – An eye for an eye

10th July – Euthansasia

Café Church is an initiative of St Mary’s Church and is held in Café One, St Mary’s Community Café located in the Upper Room above Tesco Express, 11 Wilmslow Road, SK8 1DW. Access is from Massie Street car park.

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We welcome people of any faith or no faith.