Diocesan press releases

Church launches Saturday community café

Volunteers at St Tudfil’s Church in Coedpoeth near Wrexham are opening a Saturday morning community café.

The new venture will start tomorrow (Saturday 29 April) and follows a decision by the village’s local café, Hazel’s, to close on a Saturday.

The weekly community café will open from 10am to 12 noon serving light snacks and drinks.

The Vicar of St Tudfil’s, the Revd James Harris said: “I’m delighted that a team of volunteers from the church and village have sieged the opportunity to make the church available for local people to enjoy a Saturday morning snack with family and friends.  It’s going to open on a trial basis for five weeks to see if there’s demand and it’s sustainable.  Opening the church once a week as a café is an excellent way of supporting the community.”

Visitors to the village will be able to identify the location of the new café by a knitted lawn-mower positioned outside the church.  The “yarn-bombed” mower is the work of the local Knit and Knatter group.

James Harries added: “Like many people in the village we were surprised and thrilled to see the yarn-bomb appear outside the church one morning.  It’s a bright and welcome addition to the front of the church.  Thank you to everyone involved.”

The new Saturday café at St Tudfil’s will open throughout May on a trial basis and assuming it is well supported will continue throughout the summer.