Cornerstone is St James’ Coffee bar and second hand goods shop. Along with our Opportunity Shop, we aim to provide good quality goods at affordable prices, and provide a space where people feel welcome, and can chat with someone over a cup of coffee (friends or volunteers). Cornerstone is located on Denton Street in Denton Holme, a busy street with a variety of shops and restaurants.
Our primary aim is to engage the community where it is at. This is achieved through the day to day activities of running a Coffee Bar and Charity Shop, where our volunteers are actively encouraged to build relationships and sit down with customers over a cup of coffee.
We also provide spaces and activities that are designed to engage with the community at a personal relational level. Some of the services and activities are run “in house” with members of the church organising and running them, and others are run by a selection of partners where their activities can be seen to be of benefit to the community in which we live and work.
Some of our activities include:
Social groups, e.g knitting and craft groups
Work Club, which provides free one to one support to help people get back into work
Community Money Advice team
Courses to help people get back to work (in partnership with Cumbria Adult Education)
An Arts Class run by the Glenmore Trust is run here as part of a community engagement programme