The Salvation Army Community Centre is located just off the Bridge in Nocq Road (in St Sampson’s), in the north of the island.
The community centre runs a programme of community activities each week together with a Charity Shop and Cafe on site.
The Salvation Army Community Centre
Community Centre Manager: Sue Le Poidevin
The Community Centre was originally St. Sampson’s Salvation Army Citadel. The Salvation Army invested in renovating the centre to house a cafe and charity shop. There is also an additional room which can be hired for various events, subject to availability.
The centre is open Monday to Friday 9:30 am – 3.00 pm and Saturday 10.00 am – 12.00 pm.
The Guille-Alles Library in St Peter Port have set up a branch library in the Community Centre, which is staffed by Salvation Army volunteers and is open on Wednesdays and Fridays 10am-12:30pm. Books and talking books can be borrowed and exchanged on a regular basis.
A continually-changing supply of good quality clothing, shoes, toys, bric-a-brac and books is available in the Charity Shop. The prices are kept affordable and experience has proved that the charity shop is not just a place to buy goods – a listening ear is sometimes all a person needs – and the staff are aware, willing and able to provide this.
The café is open Monday to Saturday each week serving a variety of low-cost meals and snacks. There is a regular daily menu but specials are also on offer and written on the board. The café seats about 40 people and is a place to find friendship, companionship and good food in a warm and inviting ambience. A wide-ranging menu with a choice of dishes is available daily and homemade cakes are produced on the premises most days.
Tables are available for a small charge on Tuesdays to provide crafters with the opportunity to chat and craft and share ideas. Please phone Sue Le Poidevin on 200216 for further information.