News Centre

All the latest news from The Salvation Army

There's Nothing Like An Army Cup Of Tea…

21 November 2013 - 4:22pm
| by Joss

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 - and!/

Add new comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

Let us know your thoughts about this news story. This is an open, family-friendly community to encourage everyone to get involved, so please keep your comments clean and follow our Guidelines so we can publish your comment.

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Enter the characters shown in the image.