Revelation Café

ForgetMeNotCafeRevelation is situated in the old medieval church of St Michael at Plea on Redwell Street at the top of Bank Plain. The area is always well heated with 44 seats inside as well as use of the scented garden during the warmer months. 

Normal opening hours are 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

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Browse and shop at Revelation online for a wide range of christian books. Bibles, DVDs, candles, cards, gifts and church supplies.

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Revelation is a registered charity - number 1135412



New lease of life for Revelation in Norwich 

RevelationCFThe launch of Revelation, the new name for Norwich Christian Resource Centre took place last night (November 26) marking a new chapter in the 500 year history of a medieval church.

by Helen Baldry

The Christian resource centre at St Michael-at-Plea church on Redwell Street  in Norwich has relaunched as ‘Revelation’. Terms of a new lease have been negotiated with the Norwich Historic Churches Trust for the next five years. Supporters, staff and trustees have carefully considered the purpose of the centre and its role in the Christian community, the local community and its wider social impact.

The new name was the idea of centre manager Steve Foyster who explained, “When people come here, they really will find it’s a revelation. Some people don’t know we’re here.” Steve spoke of the joy of being able to browse and feel the books, tap into the wealth of knowledge of the staff and experience excellent customer service. The centre also has an extensive range of secondhand books in good condition and sells £1,100 worth per month and is always interested in donated books.

William Armstrong, Sheriff of Norwich, described Revelation as: “A very special place; a place of refuge to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s a place to meet, talk, discuss and experience fellowship.” The centre hosts regular events with guest speakers who confront challenging subjects, including mental health, addiction, suicide and self harm. Further events are planned for the New Year, including dementia, mental health in the community and clergy spouse stress.

A vision evening was hosted in October to consider how the centre can impact the community, both within and outside the church.

Local entrepreneur Robert Ashton has been helping Steve and his team to increasing the social impact of Revelation. Robert is helping Revelation to access social investment tax relief and to revamp the centre, including new furniture and carpets and to consider the potential use of social media. At the vision evening he said, “I like challenging people to do things they wouldn’t usually do.” He is interested in how to make better use of the centre and make it more integral to the Christian community.

A fundraising campaign with a target of £40,000 has been launched using the idea of crowd funding – the principle of which is the snowball effect of people recommending that their friends support the cause.

Philip Talbot, Chair of Trustees said, “I believe what we do here is unique. It’s my hope that this place will be a source of encouragement, either through the people encountered or the material accessed.”

Dean of Norwich Jane Hedges pledged the support of the cathedral community and commended the coming together of lots of Christians from different traditions at Revelation.

Pay a visit to Revelation

  • Christian community urged to use the centre and make it their first port of call for Christian resources.
  • Visit Revelation cafe St Michael-at-Plea Church, Redwell Street, Norwich NR2 4SN
  • Donate your secondhand books
  • Browse the shop or the online shop 

Pictured above, Steve Foyster, William Armstrong, Elizabeth Talbot and Philip Talbot.