Ukraine Welcome Cafe

The Ukraine Welcome Cafe has been running since May on a Monday, between 18-30 and 20-00 at St Laurence Church Hall in Stroud and between 30-40 attend.

It is run by various volunteers and it’s sole purpose is a central meeting place where languages and cultures can be exchanged and experiences shared. Refreshments are provided plus various activities such as language games, some art and craft work. A recipe is cooked and shared each month

How can you help? Anyone is welcome to turn up although the organisers are conscious they don’t want to overwhelm the Ukrainians or avoid more English than Ukrainian being spoken, If anyone can provide art session or some therapeutic support that would be most welcome. As the cafe is solely reliant on fundraising donation or even cake are most welcome!

Please note that we are running a limited café throughout the summer. The summer dates are 15th and 22nd August. We hope to continue weekly after that

Website Suggestion

Getting in touch

Open Vicarage Instructions

If you would prefer to ring in

Dial 020 3956 9054

When requested enter the PIN: 426 239 892#

What happens when you click this button?

On a desktop computer

In order for this to work you will need a computer with at least a microphone and speakers. You do not have to have camera, but obviously it helps.

A new window opens and you are taken to one of our video conference rooms using Google Meet

You may need to grant permission to use your camera and microphone.

We will get a notification that someone wants to join the call and we’ll let you in.

On an iPhone or Android

Download the app Google Meet first. Open the app and give it the permissions it needs to access your camera and microphone.

Then come back and click the Ding Dong! button on this page.

Communion during this time

In these unprecedented times, we are working hard to find imaginative solutions in a landscape that has been rapidly changing. Sometimes we get things right, and sometimes we miss the mark. I apologise that this has been the case regarding communion.

For those of you who have received wafers in a parcel, we would ask that you either consume them, or put them somewhere safe to bring back once we are able to be together again.

We are going to be sending out a new order of service for use during this time as either a simple service of the word or, on occasion, to help us to share an Agape meal together.

I Have Spotted an Error on the Team Calendar