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.
Every 1st and 3rd Monday in the month a friendship club is held for men and women of ALL ages. Lunch is served at 12:30pm, then after lunch, either Major Jamie or Claire Hill give a ‘thought for the day’ and lead prayers. The rest of the afternoon is spent in fellowship and board game activities, with the occasional visit from the Healing Music Trust. The cost of the afternoon, including lunch is £5 per person. Everyone is welcome. For further information phone 200216 and speak to Sue.
Every Wednesday a lunch club meets at the Community Centre at 12.30 pm. For just £5.50 a 2 course meal is served. (Booking essential – 200216)
Lunch club provides a low cost ‘hearty home cooked meal’ in a friendly environment where people of all ages can enjoy a meal together and make new friends.
Telephone 200216 (Community Centre & Cafe) or 200217 (Charity Shop)
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.