International Café

The International Café is a Churches Together in Cirencester initiative to provide friendship and practical support to refugee families settled in and around our town.

There’s always a friendly face and a warm welcome at the International Café in the Bothy, just opposite Ashcroft Church (GL7 1RA). The Café is open from 5 to 8 pm once a fortnight on a Tuesday evening. Come along and join us at one of the activities coming up soon! (See below for details.)

Getting involved in the Café

We’re always on the lookout for volunteers to help by:

  • Baking a cake (has to be gelatine free and vegetarian recipes to respect halal diets of some of the people who will be coming along)
  • Serving tea and coffee
  • Being a friendly face to meet and greet

Can you help with transport to the World Café in Gloucester for our families in Cirencester?

Visiting the World Café is great opportunity for them to meet with other Syrian families and to mingle with people from across the world, as well as to get practical help and support. The World Café is held at the Baptist Church in Gloucester on a Wednesday, once a fortnight. Doors open at 4 pm and a meal is served at 6 pm.

Planning for the arrival of our next family

Our team of English teachers has done an amazing job, teaching English to the two families who are already here. Not only have they taught English, but they’ve offered help and support in all kinds of ways.

As new families arrive, they too will need a similar support net in place as they settle into life here. If you are qualified and have any spare time to:

  • Volunteer to teach English to the new family
  • Become a part of their befriending circle
  • Offer transport support

Please contact Sue Price (saprice2009@gmail.com) for more information on how you can help welcome the next family into our community.

Contact Sue also for further information on helping at the International Café in Cirencester or providing lifts to the World Café in Gloucester.

Many thanks to those who have got in touch and are volunteering already!