The Community Cafe at St. Columba’s is in its 8th year with all the profits going to various charities. It was started in 2015 just serving coffees, teas and cakes & scones then in Sept 2018 we opened for lunches as well as the coffee morning. We have a rota of willing helpers to serve teas, coffees and cakes in the morning and then later, light lunches with home made soups, toasties, pastas, curries, cottage pie, lasagne and jacket potatoes and scrumptious desserts.
We welcome the wider community, not just parishioners, so the Cafe is spread by word of mouth throughout our Selsdon neighbourhood. The community of Selsdon is rich with their compliments of our bijou yet tasteful food choices. We have a Christmas 2 course meal for £14 to 50+ visitors which is always well received. Sign up now!
We are always looking for volunteers to help in the kitchen or donating tasty cakes. There is a rota and volunteers work either the whole 3 hours or share the duties. Gill Tomei holds the information, so get in touch with her if you are interested. Her contact details are shown under the Parish Directory on this website.
The Cafe has been able to support: Our own church, HCPT, Mary’s Meals, Marsden Cancer Trust, Mayday Hospital Chaplaincy, QEF, CRISIS at Christmas, the SVP, Ahotokorum Leprosy Village in Ghana, the Uniform Groups in the Parish, Honeypot Children’s Charity, The Chartwell Cancer Trust and the LilyPad Appeal at Croydon University Hospital and many others.
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.