Hub Cafe

St Jude’s Community Hub Cafe is a free Place of Welcome for anyone and a Warm Space.

Our Community Hub Cafe is now open from 10:30am to 12 Noon.

You will always find a free cup of coffee or tea, company, some good conversation or a listening ear. It is open every Tuesday morning between 10.30am and 12noon in the Upper Hall of St Jude’s Church. (The entrance is up the ramp by the bus stop on Beaumont Road outside the Church and Hall)

There are also regular walks every Tuesday, leaving the front of St Jude’s church at 10:30 (More here on our ‘Walks’ page.

A group of church volunteers have been running the Community Hub in our church hall since 2017. We are registered as a Warm Welcome Space along with other other venues across the city to try and help a bit in Winter during the energy crisis with somewhere that would be guaranteed to be warm and welcoming with a free hot drink.

Community happens when people come together

Our aim is that everyone who comes to the Hub should feel they belong and are encouraged to connect with others and feel able to contribute in some way – even if that means simply by being themselves.  We are all unique and valuable as human beings in eyes of God.  Our volunteers wear a badge ‘Here to Help’ – and the most important word is ‘Here’ (being present and actively listening to people).

The St Jude’s Community Hub is a local initiative of various partners including the Church, local NHS Surgeries, the City Council and our local Councillors, the Police & Crime Commissioner, Transforming Plymouth Together and many others to bring connected support into local areas. The first part of that evolving group was this Hub Cafe with its free teas and coffees, that now has weekly walks, free wifi, laptops, free access to Ancestry online, friendly conversation, help accessing the City Council Portal… if we can help, we will

Finally, recognising the times we live in with worries around viruses, we also bought and installed three air purifiers to help clean the air as if the Hall was ventilated. (Picture below)

One of our new Air Purifiers

The latest news from the Hub can be found in our recent Hub News letter: