Coffee Morning

Come along and join us on a Friday morning

10 till 12

Longbridge Baptist Church

We run a coffee morning which is open to anyone who would like to come for a good chat, with tea, coffee and biscuits included. Don’t worry though, you don’t have to be a church member to come and socialise, all are welcome!

We also link up with some of the pupils from Turves' Green Boys School through the provision of the occasional sweet treat, invites to various school community events and during the Christmas period some of the boys came over to sing Christmas carols to those who attend. For the past two Christmases the boys have made “Tea Boxes” to give to people within the district and Longbridge Baptist Church has been the distribution point.

Coffee morning is free for anyone to turn up thanks to a group of volunteers who are both church members and people from the community who have really become such a big part of our community outreach and who are dedicated to making everyone who walks through the door feel welcome and comfortable in their new surroundings. We have a number of regulars, with a mix of all ages.

 So come along and enjoy!


History of Coffee Morning:

As you all know, we hold the opportunity for people to come into the church each, Friday morning, to gather together to chat and socialise with each other while drinking tea and coffee.  However, do you know how it all began?

Some years ago, 90s/late 80s, some men in the church led by John Gibson decided to meet each Friday morning to carry our various jobs which needed to be done in the church building and grounds, thus saving the church some expenses.  They had a break during the morning for tea and coffee which one of them provided.

After this had been in existence for a while Ellen Gibson (John’s wife) suggested that the ladies in the church could meet in the front entrance to socialise together and enjoy tea, coffee and biscuits.  She organised a rota of ladies who were responsible for making the drinks and the men joined in for their mid-morning break.  A particular table was reserved for them and ladies were encouraged to sit at the other tables! This continued until the pandemic came and we were forced into lockdown when ALL meetings ceased.

When the lockdown was eased Ellen was asked by our then minister if she would re-start this meeting.  Sadly, due to her health, she felt unable to do this so I was approached to take over from her.  We had to change the layout of the room so that we kept to the guidelines of distancing. I was a little unsure that we could manage these changes but I have been proved wrong! Now we have a long table which allows for everyone to socialise together and we have a number of regular attendees.

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