• Introducing: St Mary’s Cafe
  • Introducing: St Mary’s Cafe
  • Introducing: St Mary’s Cafe
  • Introducing: St Mary’s Cafe

Introducing: St Mary’s Cafe

At St Mary’s, the café is a hub for people from all walks of life to sit and eat together.

Volunteers at the Timebuilders project work together to cook up healthy, affordable meals for local people  If you’ve earned a pocketful of timecredits, you can exchange one for a main meal and a drink with your fellow volunteers (find out more about Timebuilders here: http://timebuilders.wordpress.com).

Much of the delicious food provided in our café comes from Fare Share, an organisation that aims to tackle the twin problems of food poverty and food waste.

  • 5.8 million people in the UK live in ‘deep poverty’, making it hard for them to afford every day essentials, including food.
  • At the same time, 3.9 million tonnes of food is wasted every year by the food and drink industry.

They estimate that 10% of this is surplus and fit for consumption, enough food  for 800 million meals.  As a busy community centre in the heart of the city, we’re well placed to provide people with an opportunity to benefit from Fare Share.

As well as doing our bit to upcycle waste food, we supplement our supplies with produce from the growing hub, carefully cultivated by the ‘Speak and Grow’ global gardening group.  Often the vegetables, fruit and herbs in your meal were harvested just a couple of hours before being served.

St Mary’s Café operates on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 11.30-2.00pm.

Main meals are £4.10/1 Timecredit

Soft drinks, coffee and snacks are also served.

Speak and Grow

Speak and Grow’ is a garden project that welcomes and encourages people from all around the world to share their gardening skills while learning English. It’s becoming increasingly popular and as the group gets bigger, they are taking on more ambitious projects around the grounds of St Mary’s.  This is Ro and ‘Team Win’ creating a herb bed on an unused bit of ground in front of the Church, building community, growing food, keeping fit and having fun.

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  • Local Designer Launches New Products at Mary’s Marvellous Vintage & Craft Market
  • Local Designer Launches New Products at Mary’s Marvellous Vintage & Craft Market
  • Local Designer Launches New Products at Mary’s Marvellous Vintage & Craft Market

Local Designer Launches New Products at Mary’s Marvellous Vintage & Craft Market

Talented Sheffield Ceramicist, Lianne Mellor, has just completed a new range of products.

There is a collection of adorable and quirky animal face brooches featuring woodland creatures, including badgers and hares, along with a colourful and contemporary range of little stacking pinch pots all handmade in her Sheffield based studio.

Lianne who set up Mellorware in 2010 and who currently export to Belgium, Hong Kong, South Korea and America, has chosen to launch her new designs at Mary’s Marvellous Vintage & Craft Market at St Mary’s Church, Bramall Lane on Saturday the 17th May.

Sue Green, organiser of the Market says, “We are thrilled that Lianne has decided to launch her new range with us. She has exhibited and sold her work with us on a number of occasions since our markets began in 2011 and it great to see her going from strength to strength.”

Lianne is one of over 40 local artists, crafters and vintage traders taking part in the May 17th Market.

Entrance is £1 for adults and FREE for children under 16years.

More details can be found on www.mellorware.co.uk