‘We hope the Space will be a positive place to all who visit’
THE free café at the Church of the Incarnation in Fettercairn will reopen next Wednesday, October 5, from 1pm to 3pm under a new name, The Fellowship Space.
The café will be manned by volunteers and will provide free tea, coffee and light snacks twice weekly, on Wednesday afternoons and after 10am Mass on Sundays.
The volunteers who will run the café are from the Vine Group, which is a group of local parishioners, and members of St Mark’s Parish.
Joe Geoghegan from the Vine Group told The Echo: “The café has been renamed the Fellowship Space and it is situated in the Church of the Incarnation, Fettercairn, beside St Anne’s Church.
“As always, everyone is welcome to the Fellowship Space for free beverages and light snacks, and to enjoy an oasis of calm from the stress, worry and fast pace of everyday life.”
Children are welcome to visit the café, but must be accompanied by an adult, with the space having an open-door policy for all members of the community to drop in on Wednesday afternoons and Sunday mornings.
“The Fellowship Space is open to all, and all are welcome, especially any local groups who may meet weekly or those who may never get a chance to leave the house, or parents waiting to collect their kids from school,” said Joe.
“The idea is to make the church and the Fellowship Space a major part of the community again.
“With all the negativity in the world and the high cost of living we are all facing, it is our hope that the Fellowship Space will be a positive place to all those who visit.”
The café is a community initiative that is always receptive to donations, and enquiries from new volunteers who may want to take part.
“We have new volunteers running the café, but are always hoping that others may join us, to even do one Wednesday a month,” added Joe.
“All instruction and guidance will be given to anyone who would like to volunteer.
“Because the Fellowship Space is a free café, we rely on the charity and support of local businesses in the community, so if any local shops were interested in donating supplies they would be greatly received and appreciated.”
Anyone wishing to volunteer, donate, enquire on behalf of groups, or just get information on the Fellowship Space can contact Maureen on 083 893 7526, or Val on 087 206 0607.