Community Cafe is currently closed due to the global pandemic situation, but once we hear from the council that we can reopen in a COVID-aware manner, we
will prepare appropriate risk assessments and look forward to reopening.
On Tuesdays from 8.45 until 1pm, several of us will be at the Sunshine Club, Crowle Drive DY9 7NY (opposite the Malvern Avenue shops) to share refreshments and chat with whoever drops in! (Or leave you to enjoy a quiet cuppa if you prefer, of course.)
A computer with Internet access is available, and we're more than happy to lend a hand if you need to do something online but don't know where to start. It's a Dudley Community Information Point too. If you have questions about God or need any pastoral support, those sorts of connections and supports are available also.
We serve tea, coffee, squash, toast, bacon sandwiches and biscuits, plus we have a few tins of soup available to heat up. Everything is free, though if you want you can make a small donation to help cover the cost. Malvern Convenience Store is just across the road, so if you want to buy food there you're welcome to sit and eat it in the Community Cafe.
If you'd like to help run the Cafe, please come in and talk to us!
We take the protection and safety of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. All Volunteers in the church who work directly with children, youth or vulnerable adults are checked with the national Disclosure and Barring Service. If you have any concerns about safeguarding and would like to talk to someone, here are some useful phone numbers...
Brickworks Pastor, Fred Swartz - 07745 301136
Brickworks Women's Ministry, Lacey Swartz - 07470 060211
Brickworks Safeguarding Lead, Ruth Garratt - 01384 824611
Parish Vicar, Simon Falshaw - 01384 423142
Parish Curate, Jon Evans - 07584 919697
Parish Safeguarding Officer, Gloria Burrows - 01384 894948
Diocesan Safeguarding Officer, Hilary Higton - 07495 060869
Childline - 0800 1111
Age Concern UK - 0800 678 1602
Dudley Social Care - 0300 555 2345 (out of hours 0300 555 8574)
Non-urgent Police Enquiries - 101
Emergency Calls - 999
Promoting a Safer Church - Safeguarding Policy Statement PDF
This website (like Brickworks) is a work in progress - suggestions and comments welcome!
Any ideas of things we could do, or improvements to the website - we'd love to hear from you!
28 Shepherds Brook Rd
Stourbridge, DY9 7DX
Phone: 07745 301136
Brickworks Church is an outreach from Christ Church Lye (the one with the WWI soldier statue in front).