Community Café

Our Community Cafe will open again from Monday 20 September 2021. There will be some changes to the arrangements from those pre-covid. Firstly, timings are now from 10.00am to noon to allow for covid secure setting up and cleaning. People are encouraged to use the hand sanitiser unit near the entrance door. Mask wearing whilst moving about is appreciated. There will be a queuing and one-way system in place, payment by cash only on placing the order. Tables are more spaced out and people are invited to make use of the lounge too. The menu will initially be reduced to tea/coffee/squash, home made cakes, and scones. Tea cakes will also be available as will freshly prepared rolls (Tuna, cheese, ham). We are re-finding our feet (and confidence!), please do come along for a chat and refreshments. Everyone welcome.

The Community Café at Trinity was opened in 2010, how time flies!

New Timings: Monday mornings 10.00am -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 and also a distribution centre for The Food Bank. It has a 5 ‘star’ rating for hygiene. 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 people needing help from the foodbank. Thanks to the donations from members of the congregation, members of the public and other church users we are able to support this need. Contributions are always welcome and there is a collecting box in the church.

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The Café 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 coffee, while visiting the neighbouring Surgery and Pharmacy and also a distribution centre for The Food Bank.

Food Bank

We continue to support Lowestoft Foodbank. Whilst we do not distribute from church premises – we direct people to the Bevan Street hub – thanks to the generous donations from members of the congregation, members of the public and other church users we are still able to support this need. Contributions are always welcome and there is a collecting box in the church.

Community Garden

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.