The World Café – Gloucester

In the summer of 2014, a vitally important and unique event was started in Gloucester, one which reflects the multi-cultural wealth of our city.  The World Café is built around a community meal, cooked by people who have often recently arrived in the city and want to engage with local people, learn about the culture and the people but mostly want to feel free, simply to be themselves and share their own cultural riches.  Thus we give a special welcome to all refugee and asylum seekers living in the city.  Sharing a meal together is the focus of the World Cafe, where the food does not just feed our physical bodies, it also helps us to overcome our cultural, ethnic and religious prejudices.  Thus, the hospitality expressed through food becomes a bridge between physical and spiritual hunger.  After all, as human beings we have two things in common – food and suffering.  The World Cafe is a place where people make friends, encourage and care for one another.

To help people with their English, we are going to start teaching people in their homes as well as at the weekly English Language Cafe.  Advanced classes are held every Monday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and beginners classes on Tuesday from 10:00 am to 12:00pm at Brunswick Baptist Church.  All classes will only run during school term time (see County Council website for dates) 

For more details of the World Cafe or the English Language Cafe, please contact Steph

“The World Cafe is a very special place. I came to see what is all about and left with a feeling of hope and a glimpse of a better future.”
Emmanuel, a teacher who is originally from Sierra Leone

To support the ongoing work of The World Cafe Gloucester. Donate what you can or bring tinned goods, nappies or toiletries to the church either on a Sunday after our services or to the World Cafe.   See our World Cafe Facebook page for more details.


The World Cafe will be held on Wednesdays between 5 pm and 8 pm with dinner served at 6pm on the following dates in 2020:

January February March April
22nd 12th 11th 22nd
- 26th 25th -
May June July August
13th 10th 8th No meeting
27th 24th - -
September October November December
9th 14th 11th 9th
23rd 28th 25th -

Our English language Cafe will be held on Tuesdays in 2020.

For those wishing to start to learn English, a beginners class will be held on Tuesdays between 10 am and 12 pm

In addition  to the beginners class, there will also be an English class for men on Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in – Matthew 25:35