Our building is in constant use as a venue for meetings, choirs, keep fit, children’ parties etc. As well as these, we have a few organisations who are based on the premises. We are mutually grateful for what we offer each other, and are continually working to support each other in serving the local community.


Shirley Pre-School has been running for many years and provides an experience-rich play setting for young children. We enjoy our links with the staff and families, and work together to run ‘Tadpoles’ toddler group each Wednesday afternoon during term time. Our ‘Connect’ project has recently upgraded the cloakroom and toilet facilities used by the pre school and in the the process of constructing a safe outdoor play area. Please visit their website at  https://www.theshirleypreschool.co.uk/ or facebook where you will be sure of a warm welcome.


Re:Minds is a local group which supports parents and families with youngsters with autism or mental health needs. It is led by the compassionate and determined Gill, who has worked tirelessly to build links with families and professionals. We are privileged to have been supporting Re:Minds since its inception. For more information, please click on the link to visit their website http://www.reminds.org.uk/ or facebook page http://www.facebook.com/groups/reminds


Choice Childcare run before and after school clubs. Their after school club fill our building with energy each day during term times! This provision is so crucial in helping many of our local working families, as well as providing fun activities and delicious snacks for the children. To find out more about ‘Choice Childcare’, please follow these links – choicechildcare.asc@gmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceChildcareShirley/

Our Men’s Shed is just across the church car park.  It’s a very small shed now but with big plans.  Visit http://shed.stjamesroad.co.uk for more information.

Ground clearance
More clearing and levelling of the site for the big shed.
The base ready for the big shed has been laid
The base looks huge!

As you can see, the base for the ‘real Men’s Shed’ is in place ready for the shed which will be ordered very soon!


The week beginning 17th May, our opening times will remain the same. We will be open from 9-4 Wednesday- Friday and 10-3 on Saturday.
The following week, our opening hours will readjust and we will be open Tuesdays again! 🎉 From week beginning 25th May, we will be open from Tuesday- Friday 9-4 and Saturdays 10-3. Please note, any further changes will be posted on our social media and more permanent changes in time on our website.
We will be operating a one way system, regular cleaning and sanitising will be our priority, check ins will be mandatory using the NHS app and masks will have to be worn when moving around the coffee shop.
Up to six people or two households can book a table with us and all bookings will be made during our opening hours on our telephone number: 02381781611.
Finally, we will be operating from a reduced menu, so some of our usual offerings may differ slightly. We will be sure to share this with you ahead of Wednesday.
Thank you so much to everyone for your support. We cannot wait to fill our beautiful space!!
Let us know if you’d like to reserve a table on 02381781611. We’d love to see you!