Cole Street Methodist Church have introduced Café Church in recent years to compliment alternative services such as the JMA Service, Mothering Sunday Day Service, Father’s Day Service, to name a few. Although the main ingredients of worship remain, these tend to be led by the young people of the church and done in a modern format, involving drama, film, song, prayer, offertory and praise. 

Next Cafe Church service: Sunday 19th June 2022, 10:30am - Fathers' Day

The café element comes from the change in seating arrangements, where the normal rows are dispensed with and coffee tables (usually with biscuits on them!) appearing. Young children also have tables with colouring activities for them to do during services if they want. 

Because of this, refreshments are served at the beginning, during and at the end of the service and are available at any time. All of this helps people to feel more ‘at home’ while in church. If you haven’t
been to church before, this is definitely a service for you! 

These services are usually led from the Chancel at Cole Street, with words, images and video projected onto the overhead screens. These services usually last between 45 minutes to an hour. They might also involve a fair amount of congregation participation!

See the special services and events page for more detail on these types of services.