St. Mary's Church Centre (formerly St. Mary's House) is on the Market Hill adjacent to the church. It is the focal point for the church's outreach and activities, offering church and local information, hospitality and a contact point for church members and visitors. It houses the Parish Office, the Little Shop, the Church Library (where many Christian books can be borrowed), the Parish Hall and numerous other meeting rooms and accommodation for parish organisations and activities. These facilities are also available for hire.
The Little Shop offers a good selection of greetings cards as well as prayer cards, books and local souvenirs. Traidcraft goods are also sold, thereby helping Traidcraft's development work, which includes promoting ethical and fair trade. It also acts as an Information Centre. It is manned by volunteers who welcome anyone to call in at any time during opening hours for a cup of coffee and a chat or simply to rest.
Shop Opening Times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10.0 a.m.-4.0 p.m.
Wednesday and Saturday: 10.0 a.m.-1.00 p.m.
Poppy’s Pantry staff run a pop up community coffee shop in the Church Centre. Open every Tuesday 10am-2:30pm, Poppy's Pantry at the Church offers customers the ideal place to get together and meet other people in the community. Staff sell hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes and light lunches.
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Poppy's Team with customers
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