STOP • RELAX • EXPLORE
There's a lot of love in our coffee.
What We Are
We’re a church. In the summer of 2015 the church closed its doors and was in need of a relaunch. In January 2016 St Alban's, Grove Walk opened the Sanctuary Coffee Stop. As a church community, we wanted to find a way to have the doors open throughout the week. Our aim is to love the community, hang out together and create a safe space to explore faith.
We don’t make any profit, it’s not a money-making venture. Any penny of profit will go back into the community here in Norwich or overseas. As part of STN our profits go to supporting the STN Trust.
The Sanctuary Coffee Stop in St Alban's Church is an authentic expression of our faith to love our neighbour. Everyone is welcome.
There’s so much that goes on throughout the week as well as loads of one off events. We’ve got live music, sports quizzes, parties and loads more for all ages. Weekly activities listed below - for up to date info on events follow us on FB + Instagram and sign up to our monthly newsletter.
Contemporary Family Friendly Service 4-5pm
Vintage Tuesdays 2-4pm
Make friends and eat cake
Gospel Choir 7.30-9pm
Run by Norwich Community Gospel Choir. Visit www.ncgc.org.uk for further info.
Sanctuary Sing-a-long 1.30-2pm
For little ones and their parents
Fit and Fab 9.15-10am
Over 50's fitness
#SanctuaryCommunion - 12.30-1pm
Midweek Communion Service
Prayer at The Sanctuary 2-3pm
Join us for prayer or pop your prayer request in the box and we'll pray for you
Live music - 10am-12pm
Various dates, check our boards for further info
*term time only starting w/c 10th September
Our coffee is special. We care about making the coffee we serve you because we want to give you the best welcome we can. We care about the way it is grown because we want to be good stewards of the Earth. We care about the way our coffee is traded because we believe we are called to love, and that means paying farmers a decent price. That's why we only buy tasty, just and responsibly grown coffee, and make it with all the care it deserves.
Who we are
Dave Lloyd, Josh Smith and Nicola Ford are our only employed staff and are employed by the church. Every other member of our team is a volunteer, from the church congregation or the community.
Site Pastor: The Sanctuary/STN Grove Walk
Team Leader: Sanctuary Coffee Stop
We love our team. We learn to make good coffee and work together to bring the best service in Norwich. If you want to be part of the gang, get in touch.
More dates coming soon.
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The Sanctuary Coffee Stop is part of STN (St Thomas Norwich) with all profits being returned to STN Trust. Visit our sister location at the Mitre to enjoy craft ales, more great coffee and a full bistro & evening menu.