The parish of Whaley Bridge is bringing a new dimension to Sunday: Café Church. Starting from next Sunday (8 February) in Holy Trinity on Buxton Road, Café Church is for ‘people who don’t regularly attend church’.
The Rev Margaret Jones, priest in charge of the parish which also includes St James’, Taxal, said: “Café Church will allow people to experience church in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, over a cuppa and cake. We will discuss topics important to life today, and there will be things for the children to do.”
Holy Trinity, which has chairs instead of pews, is easily adaptable to a ‘café setting’, as happened at the recent Christmas Tree Festival.
Café Church will be on a Sunday afternoon, alternating with Messy Church, a family session of fun and worship, which is now in its third year.