If you’re searching for a space to come together with friends or even a community group, make sure you pop by Seed Cafe at Pennygillam Industrial Estate.
Based at Bridge Church, Seed Cafe is a community-focused space allowing all members of the community to unwind with a coffee, make use of their free WiFi and socialise in a warm and welcoming environment, filled with twinkly lights and even a soft play area for the little ones.
Maddy Lee is the cafe manager at Seed. She said: “It is very much for the community, we want to be super welcoming. While we have the soft play area, you definitely don’t have to have kids to come here. There is free WiFi, so you can work here too!
“We want to use the space as the community needs, and for people to know that as a church, we’re here and we want to be consistent in opening up for people.”
Autumn and winter can be a tough time of year for people. With dark mornings, short evenings and uncertain weather patterns, it can be all too easy to fall into the routine of going to the office in the dark, coming home in the dark and feeling like you haven’t spent time outdoors or with other people. At Seed, the cafe welcomes a men’s group on Tuesdays and a craft group for women, as well as the Shiny Stars Toddler Group which allows parents to socialise with other mums and dads while their little ones play. ‘Grounded’, a Bible group for newer Christians or people wanting to find out more about faith, takes place on Mondays.
“We love getting people into the church,” Maddy continued. “We’re very chilled and are open to other groups using the space. We want to knock down the stereotype about church, you don’t have to tick a box to come along. Everyone is so welcome, we’re here for everyone in the community.”
Seed Cafe has been running for a year, and is looking forward to adding a food menu so people can pop in for more than a cup of coffee.
Maddy added: “The atmosphere here is very welcoming - people are welcome to pop in, have a drink and have a chat. If there are people out there with an idea for a community group, but don’t have the space to do it, they are welcome to chat to us about hosting their groups here.”
To talk about starting a new group at Seed Cafe, or to volunteer at the cafe, email Maddy on email@example.com.