New Christian club for young people Stockport


Curate Andrew Lythall (right) with Dan Cook, the ROC cafe co-ordinatorA ROC cafe for youngsters is now open in Adswood, near Stockport. The Archdeacon of Macclesfield, Ian Bishop, performed the official opening in the presence of local dignitaries, some 50 children, plus representatives of the Church, the local authority, the police and fire services. The cafe has been developed in collaboration with St George's Church, Stockport, alongside other local churches, community groups and residents. Its name reflects the big role played by the charity ROC (Redeeming Our Communities) in the setting up of the project.

The cafe is for 5-11 year olds, and is held in Adswood Youth Centre on Neston Grove. It provides a place for primary school children to play together and learn about good citizenship and Christian values, as well as enjoying something to eat. Although still very new, the venue already has a waiting list of children hoping to join.

The Revd Andrew Lythall, Curate at St. George’s Church, Stockport, said: “We are so excited with the potential of the new ROC cafe, and it has been a delight to work in collaboration with other agencies in setting up the project. The success of the cafe demonstrates the fruitfulness of our strong links between the Church and the local community in Stockport, and is a testament to what can be achieved when we work together.”

PICTURED is Curate Andrew Lythall (right) with Dan Cook, the ROC cafe co-ordinator

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