A Vision Cafe is an inspiring drop-in event to share ideas in a fun, creative way. Everyone is invited to come along and take part at one of the events happening in different communities in our diocese.
At the Vision Cafe, we will ask people to consider questions such as:
- What is the elephant in the room?
- What would Jesus do?
- Who do we need to reach?
We will use LEGO ®, message boards, fishing nets, washing lines, coloured pens, and letter writing to give people the opportunity to express themselves in a way that suits them. This is also a place people can have a chat and enjoy some free refreshments whilst someone captures their thoughts.
The events are open to all, regardless of whether they have a connection to the Church of England.
Watch the video below to get a flavour of what they are.
A list of Vision Cafe events
Thursday 23 February 7.30pm – 9pm
Monday 27 February 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Astbury
Astbury Village Hall
Tuesday 28 February 7.30pm
Vision Café Online
Discerning a Vision for Children and Young People
Thursday 2 March 10.30am – 12.30pm (drop in)
Sunday 5 March 10.30am - 12.30pm
St Matthew's Church
Grenville Street, Edgeley
Stockport SK3 9EE
Monday 6 March 2pm -4pm
St. Luke’s Church
Tuesday 7 March 7.30pm
Rural Churches Vision Consultation Online via Zoom
Wednesday 8 March 10.30am - 12.30pm
Runcorn WA7 2TP
Wednesday 8 March 7.30pm - 9pm
139 - 141 Telegraph Road
Heswall CH60 7SE
Thursday 9 March 6pm - 8pm (drop in)
St Mary’s Church, Withens Lane
Sunday 12 March 10am - 12 noon and 2pm - 4pm
All Saints Church, 24A Church Rd
Monday 13 March 7.30pm – 9pm
Saturday 18 March 10.30am - 12.30pm
St Peter’s Church, Little Budworth, CW6 9DB
Vision Cafe - with community art fish making activities and children’s craft
Come and make a 3D fish for our Casting the Net Wide installation by Wendy Williams at Chester Cathedral. Children are welcome to come and make a paper plate jelly fish. Free refreshments
Casting the Net Wide Community Art Workshops
Wirral artist, Wendy Williams has been commissioned to make a thousand hand-crafted, three dimensional fish for a unique community art installation coming to Chester Cathedral in May. The artwork called, Casting the Net Wide will celebrate the launch of the new vision for the Diocese of Chester and the culmination of a twelve month consultation called, ‘Casting the Net Wide’.
Come along and learn how to make the fish to contribute to the piece. You can even take away some materials and make more at home if you like! (The difficulty level of the workshop is not suitable for children.)
Saturday 11 February 2pm - 4pm
Monday 20 February 2pm - 4pm
St Hildeburgh’s Church Centre
Stanley Road, Hoylake CH47 1HL
Thursday 23 February 7pm - 9pm
St Chad’s Church, Roslin Road
Irby CH61 3UH
Saturday 11 March 1pm - 3pm
Lady Lever Art Gallery
Port Sunlight, Bebington
Wirral CH62 5EQ
For more details, contact:
Harriet Roberts, Director of Development (Vision and Strategy)
T: 07548 110 714
Watch the video below filmed at St Wildrid's, Grappenhall, to get a flavour of what a Vision Cafe event is all about.