Near Significant Historical Site
The Salvation Army opened its new café and charity shop at Stoke Newington, opposite the historic Abney Park Cemetery where its founders are buried.
Clapton Salvation Army Corps opened the café and shop on Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington, on Saturday 2 November. The unit – a former nightclub – is a stone-throw away from the church’s founders’ final resting places at Abney Park Cemetery.
Corps officer (Salvation Army minister) Captain Ruth Gray said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming the community to our new shop – transformed from a night club into a calming oasis, offering a quiet space for customers to enjoy barista-made coffee, a range of teas, as well as a sumptuous choice of cakes.
“Inside the café we celebrate The Salvation Army’s heritage in working in the community, particularly in the Stoke Newington and Clapton area, recognising the proximity to our founders’ final resting places. We hope, from our café and shop, to carry on their determined work of offering friendship and compassionate support to all who are in need and who make contact with The Salvation Army.”
The Salvation Army’s café and charity shop is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 am until 5.30 pm, on Fridays from 10 am until 4.30 pm, and on Saturday from 10 am until 3 pm.
You can follow The Salvation Army in Stoke Newington on Twitter (@StokeySA) or Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ClaptonSA and https://www.facebook.com/ClaptonSA#!/stokenewington.sa?fref=ts