In response to an on-street questionnaire about needs in Thame community, Cornerstone Baptist Church is organising a pop-up community space at Christchurch in the Upper high street. ‘The Hub’ will run from Monday 21st October to Saturday 9th November with lots of activities for all ages.
Activities for all ages
“The Hub is our way of showing that God cares about community and relationships.” says Paddy Harris, Pastor at the Church. “We’ve been thrilled in the past to have been called on to be a part of community activities in the town and are always looking for opportunities to help. Based on our survey we found that there is a real desire for a place where different ages and stages in life can come to meet as well as for support during those tricky half term holidays.”
The Hub is open to everyone, from those looking for a space to bring their babies to, to a place where the elderly can find a friendly face and warm welcome. Half term provides good opportunities for interactions with children, teens and families too.
Free coffee, Wi-Fi and Cake at Café Refresh
The Hub features ‘Café refresh’ offering free coffee, Wi-Fi and cake open from 9:00 – 5:30pm. There’s also a range of activities from a Toddler Disco on Monday 21st October from 9:30am – 11:00am to 3 Master classes where adults can learn IT skills, knitting and watercolour.
Half term week has 2 activities a day at 10:00am and 2:00pm although with the interest we’ve had we’re exploring ways to make sure people don’t have to miss out.
Thame’s very first ‘Jolly Pumpkin’ competition
The Thursday morning of October 31st features the inaugural Jolly Pumpkin competition where we want people to bring pumpkins they’ve carved at home in for 10:00am for judging with prizes for best overall, best under 8’s and best under 16’s. The challenge is to make the pumpkin as jolly as possible!
The Hub is being organised by with the sole aim of blessing the people of Thame. Cornerstone meets Sundays at John Hampden School from 10:15am.