Spring Projects in the Coffee Shop

The Coffee Shop team at St Andrew’s want to thank everyone who bought Christmas items last term, we were able to send a fantastic £250 to the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice!

The Knit, Natter, Sew group meet every Tuesday from 10-12 in the Coffee Shop.  If you’ve every 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. This term we have started to look at crocheted octopusses (octopi?!) for premature babies as part of octopusforapreemie The octopus tentacles remind babies of the umbilical cord and are being used in many neonatal intensive care units around the country. If you don’t fancy that, then we will soon start on items for Easter. Watch the Coffee Shop Facebook page for more details.

PastedGraphic-1We have loved providing an outlet for Bellaroo Bakes.  Started by local entrepreneur Beth, Bellaroo Bakes make special occasion cakes.  Beth has created a small range of cakes & bakes especially for us. She has been developing some new items for 2018 so please pop in and give them a try.  We have also been able to source fair trade healthy snacks and they will be available very soon.

Opening Times

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

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

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

Saturdays                          9am  – 13.00

Sunday & Monday           Closed

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

Please note we will be closed during half term – last day Saturday 10th February, re-opening Tuesday 20th February.

Christmas Elves in the Coffee Shop

P1030901 (2)The Christmas Elves have been hard at work transforming the Coffee Shop with all sorts of knitted and crocheted goodies – but as fast as they make them, they fly off the shelves again! Pop down soon to grab yours.

Our pop-up gallery has also landed, with original paintings by Heather McDowell lining one wall. The plan is to keep changing the paintings for sale with different artists’ work, so there will be new items on a regular basis.

Vinyl upcyclingOf course, the coffee and company are what people really appreciate about the coffee shop. Stop by and share a story and browse all the other gifts and cards, including locally made jams and marmalades, turned wood treasures and upcycled creations, cakes by Bellaroo Bakes, second hand books and jigsaws.

Coming soon… Christmas craft sessions. Watch out for details on the Sunday Noticesheet in church and the Friday Email. To subscribe to the Friday Email, click here.

Paintings on wall