Salvation Army Adopts The Cafe On The Rec

Stowmarket Salvation Army is excited to share that it has recently taken over responsibility for the Café on the Rec.

With plans for it to become a thriving community hub, the Café on the Rec will be run by the community for the community, embracing Stowmarket Salvation Army’s motto, “Love God, Love Others”. More than just a place to grab a great coffee, Café on the Rec will be a great place to meet others where everyone is welcome.

James and Beverley Lloyd, the Commanding Officers at Stowmarket, have said, “We are thrilled to finally have the keys and are looking forward to getting everything up and running. For years, the community has invested in us and it is now time for us to do our part and give back to them. We have lots of ideas and plans as to how we can transform Café on the Rec into a thriving community hub and are looking forward to when we can open the doors and meet everyone as Covid-19 safety guidance permits.”

“We have been very fortunate to receive generous grants from both Hope Beyond and Stowmarket Town Council to help us get started and we are very grateful to both organisations for their continued support”.

Stowmarket Salvation Army hopes to offer lots of fun, engaging activities and plans to partner with other local organisations to support the diverse needs of the community. The Café on the Rec will be run completely by volunteers and will also be available for private hire.

Let us know how we can make sure the Café on the Rec supports your needs.

Alternatively, if you can assist with any of the following, please get in touch:

  • If you have any ideas for activities or can provide help with activities
  • If you would be willing to volunteer some time each week to help run the Café on the Rec
  • If you are an organisation wishing to partner with us
  • If you would like to provide ongoing financial support to the Cafe on the Rec through becoming a ‘Friend of the Café’ or giving a one-off donation via our JustGiving page at:

Together, with your support, we can make the Café on the Rec a great meeting place for the community – with lovely coffee!

For more information on how you can help please contact: [email protected] / 07730 892037.

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