We love running these Oakhall Cafes.  Each event is unique but the informal style, the welcoming atmosphere, engaging conversation and good refreshments make each one memorable and meaningful…

What happens at an “Oakhall Cafe”?

Coffee & Conversation

The first thing you’ll notice as you approach deStafford School (click for map) is the smell of great coffee and the buzz of conversation…  Round tables fill the hall bedecked in flowers and refreshments.  As with all Oakhall Church events, everyone is welcome and just takes a seat wherever they choose…

Sofas & Art

After a few minutes, someone from the main stage will welcome everyone and introduce the first interviewee who takes their seat in one of those comfy looking sofas.  Interspersed with music, film clips and other media, some have said that the Oakhall Cafes are “Caterham’s answer to the Jonathan Ross show.”

The whole programme lasts an hour and more coffee is served at the end…

Entertaining & Inspiring

We hope that all who come feel – as well as it being an entertaining hour – that it fuels further thought and conversation about some of those important big themes that we sometimes leave untouched in every day conversation.

  • Our next cafe is 11am on Sunday 4th February!

    This is another carefully-crafted guest event. The rumour is that it has been a year in its preparation!

    The cafe includes live music from Kylie and features a recital by Andy Diggins to mark the launch of an imaginative new book which is called, “A Rhyme for all Time” and engages with the biggest questions of life…

    Those who have heard are very excited about it. It’s going to be something very special.

    Andy Mayo will be chairing.

    We can invite our friends, family or neighbours with confidence! Young children will want to ‘do their own thing’ but, beyond that, this café has all-age appeal.

    MORE DETAIL: A Rhyme for all Time takes the form of a man debating with himself about the biggest questions of life: Is there is a God? Can I know Him? Do I even want to know Him? The questions he asks himself are questions that we all ask from time to time. It’s called a rhyme because this man happens to talk to himself that way, which adds a certain dramatic appeal as we eavesdrop on his private thoughts. The Gospel wins, and he ends with a challenge for others to see what he now sees.