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.

What's On

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.

Family Friendly Service 4-5pm
Kids groups, hot drinks & cake

Sing & Rhyme for babies - 10.45 -11.15 am
Sing & Rhyme for toddlers - 11.15am-12pm
Fun for little ones & their adults

Vintage Tuesdays 2-4pm
Make friends and eat cake

Gospel Choir 7.30-9pm

Run by Norwich Community Gospel Choir. Visit for further info.

Pilates 9.15-10am
Creche provided

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.

Friday Night Youth (FNY) 7.30-9pm
Youth Group for yr6-yr11

Live music - 10am-12pm
Various dates, check our boards for further info

*term time only

Gospel Choir live at The Sanctuary

Join us at The Sanctuary for a live performance from the Norwich Community Gospel Choir, 1st June 10.30am-12pm.

Our Coffee

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


Manager: Sanctuary Coffee Stop


Manager: 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.

Live Music

Live jazz on a Saturday Morning at The Sanctuary! Keep a look out for upcoming dates.

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STN Group

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.

01603 477642

Opening Hours

Tue, 11am-4pm
Wed-Sat, 10am-4pm

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STN Trading Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales: 09928322

Sanctuary Coffee Stop,
St Albans Church,
Grove Walk, Norwich,
Norfolk, NR1 2QF

01603 477642