Whitehaven – cafechurch

After 12 years of animated debate and a lot of fun, I sadly have to let you know that Whitehaven cafechurch has closed. Recent numbers attending mean that cafechurch is no longer sustainable. Despite the current sadness, we want to recall how good cafechurch has been. Many of us have really enjoyed meeting lots of different people and discovering lots of different views on topical subjects in a friendly environment. The quizzes have been fun too, as well as some of the booby prizes! We have touched many people over the years, including some who found themselves in a Christian meeting just by continuing to sit in their seat in Costa! Only God knows the impact of these 12 years of cafechurch.

Over the years, many speakers have given of their time to inform us, and we are grateful to them all. Several people have served on the cafechurch planning group, and the following people are to be especially thanked for their long service: Philip, John, Alec, Gillian, Sarah, Liz, Jenny, Chris and Margaret. Others have served as table hosts, including Barbara and Pauline.

This all seems very final, but maybe God has other plans in store for outreach in Whitehaven, so we seek the inspiration of His Spirit in the coming years.

God bless,


Alec Bounds, on behalf of Whitehaven cafechurch