Our Community Cafe is open again ….
The Community Café at Trinity was opened in 2010, how time flies!
Please to report we have retained our 5 (top) food safety rating from East Suffolk Council in January 2023.
New Timings: Monday mornings 9.30am -12.00pm. The Community Café (and when the weather allows, the new Community Garden area) is a place of welcome for everyone in the wider community where you can meet friends or make new ones, enjoy our home baking and filled rolls; a place of warmth for a cup of hot coffee, while visiting the neighbouring Surgery and Pharmacy. The lounge is available to sit in and includes a play area for young children. It has become an important meeting point for so many people within the community of the church, the surgery, the pharmacy and local people. Do pop in if you are in the area. Payment is by cash only on placing the order.
Whilst the Covid virus is with us people are encouraged to use the hand sanitiser unit near the entrance door. Mask wearing whilst moving about is appreciated but not mandatory. Tables are more spaced out and people are invited to make use of the lounge too.
We continue to support Lowestoft Foodbank. Whilst we do not distribute from church premises – we direct people to the Bevan Street hub.
Looking out of the kitchen window one day it was thought, that it would be lovely if we could completely refurbish this area to make it into a peaceful, attractive and safe area for all of the community to enjoy. Supported by the fantastic Café team in a moment of madness it was agreed to develop the idea! Hence the Community Garden was born, in the same way that the Café idea was born.
The garden was in a state of disrepair and the pathways crossing it needed attention.
We unleashed the skills of our church members, friends and past members too; lots of encouraging ideas were shared, plans were drawn up, and estimates were sought. Presentations were made to the property committee and Church Council for approval and they miraculously backed our enthusiasm for this project.
Funding ideas were started and many hours were spent completing grant applications, much talking was done and many cups of tea and coffee consumed. There were times of despair when our requests for grants were continually turned down but we had faith that this project would be completed and with the generous support of funds raised by many people we were encouraged to struggle on.
The Garden was opened by the Chairman of the East Anglia District of the Methodist Church (Rev Graham Thompson) in April 2014.
Do come along and see the garden area, adjacent to the neighbouring Doctor’s surgery and pharmacy, where people can enjoy the plants and casual seating.