Welcome to Ormesby’s Chapel Coffee House
2016: A new community café has opened in the old chapel in Ormesby St Margaret, serving excellent coffee and food, and running a range of events and activities for local people. Tony Rothe reports.
Based in the heart of Ormesby St. Margaret, The Chapel Coffee House is an initiative of Light of Life Baptist Church, run mainly by volunteers from the church and the community.
“Our vision is to be a welcoming and peaceful place for people to come and be together. Our café offers superb coffee and great homemade food to our customers using Fairtrade and locally sourced products where possible” said Hannah Gray from the church.
A new café in an old building, The Chapel Coffee House opened in September 2015. The chapel building in Ormesby was built in the nineteenth century and has been the home of Light of Life Baptist Church since the 1980s. In 2012 they moved their Sunday services to All Saints Parish Hall in Scratby, a bigger building to accommodate the growing church. During 2015 they gave the chapel a makeover, invested in new furniture and equipment, trained up volunteers and appointed a café coordinator.
As well as serving delicious food and drink, the Chapel Coffee House offers free WiFi, fairtrade products on sale, a Children’s Corner with lots of lovely books and toys, and a pre-loved shop. The café is non-profit, and all the proceeds from the shop go to nominated charities.
Activities at the café include :
A Drop-In & Lunch Club on Tuesdays from 10am to 1pm with lunch served at 12:00. Coffee, chat and board games plus a two course hot lunch with tea and coffee for £5. Pre-book by calling Lynn on 07552 768968.
Craft & Coffee on the last Thursday of each month, 10:30-12:30. Bring your own craft project or come along and be inspired to take up crochet, sewing or card making.
Chapel Games Café on the second Thursday of each month, 10:30-12:30 for some classic board-game fun.
The café is open Thursdays and Fridays 10:30-14:00 and Saturdays 10:00-13:00,
A recent Trip Advisor review gave 5 out of 5: “A lovely atmosphere and fabulous lunches”
Visit www.chapelcoffeehouse.org.uk or find us on Facebook.
The Chapel Coffee House, North Road, Ormesby St Margaret, NR29 3RS
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