The Cornerstone Coffee Shop

An exciting new chapter for The Cornerstone Coffee Shop

Back in the 1990s, our church had a vision of opening The Cornerstone building to serve refreshments to the community and to share God’s love. The Cornerstone Coffee Shop was opened in May 1998, and the church has welcomed thousands of people since. As we embark on a new chapter of our journey, we want to share our plans with you…

Grateful thanks

As a church, we want to thank the committee who have been running the coffee shop for the last few years. Every week, this small team have committed hours of their time to organising the rota, cleaning, shopping, book-keeping, washing tea towels and aprons, and more. They have shown great passion for the Cornerstone and for serving our community and we thank them wholeheartedly. The last 24 years have been a wonderful time of friendship with our many customers, and we thank you all for your loyalty and encouragement.

A fresh new look

During May, we will be refurbishing The Cornerstone Coffee Shop, including installing a new kitchen, increasing the seating capacity and creating an outside seating area. This means that we will be closed for at least 5 weeks. Our last day before closing for refurbishment we will be Saturday 23rd April and we hope to re-open in early June.

Some new faces…

A photo of Paul & BethWe are pleased to introduce you to Paul & Beth, who will be heading up The Cornerstone Coffee Shop after the refurbishment. Paul is one of our church members and Beth is his daughter. They are passionate about how the church supports our local community, by providing a welcoming safe space to everyone. They are committed to helping the church develop and expand our work, and we’re looking forward to working together in the coffee shop.

…and familiar faces

When we return, there’ll still be familiar faces, as volunteers will continue to play an important part in the coffee shop.

Future plans

The Coffee Shop will initially be open five days a week, and for longer hours, adding Tuesdays and Wednesdays to the usual Thursday to Saturday opening. We’ll also be thinking about community activities that the coffee shop could host. If you have any suggestions for activities that would benefit our local community, please let us know.

Any questions?

If you have any questions, please feel free to drop us a line.