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A typical day

The atmosphere at the breadchurch is very special.

The Cloud Room

Robert has created a beautiful display

Festive Spongebag Appeal 2019


This evening was well attended.  Lots of creative bakers out there, shaping different loaves of bread.


Look out in the new year for another event.  Thanks to all those who supported this evening.





Today, some of the tins were taken to Kensington Church for the lunches.  Thanks to all who donated.  There is still time to send some more in before the end of November.  



Reverend Ian met up with Stephanie and Simon in London at the Wellcome Collection Cafe, Euston Road, on 20/11/19.  Ian was in London for an Evangelism meeting at Central Hall, Westminster.


Simon and Stephanie are settling in well and send everyone at The Bread Church their prayers and best wishes.

On Tuesday, the 8th of October, Stephanie baked her last lunch time rolls here at Somewhere Else.


Stephanie has been a facilitator here at The Bread Church for over a year.  She found out about us via our website when she arrived in Liverpool with her husband(from Hong Kong) last September, contacted us and has been a regular Tuesday person ever since.

Simon, her husband, has also become part of our community. Reverend Ian presented them with a copy of Barbara Glasson's I am Somewhere Else.


We wish them all the best for their future, as they move to London and take up new challenges. 

Exciting times. SWE welcomes Laura and Risma.

The community here at SWE welcomed Laura and Risma on Tuesday, 10th of September.


Laura, our One Programme Participant, will be working with us during the next year, with a special focus on youth work. As part of her work and training, she will also attend Cliff College (Theological) in Derbyshire.


Risma is our new Vincentian Volunteer this year.  She comes to us from Indonesia and will be here on Tuesdays and Thursdays.




CREATIVE LOAFING - 23rd August 2019

Twenty people enjoyed exploring their creative loafing bread making talents on Friday.  These are the results.  Look at the news page to find out which bread was baked by which person!


Both members of the Somewhere Else and the CASAI communities welcomed the opportunities to grow, share and express creativity around various areas of faith. 


These are some of the results of that time.

This collage was based on ideas contained in At Sea with God by Margaret Silf.

Palm Sunday Quiet Space

On Sunday, the 14th of April, members of Somewhere Else and CASAI (Church Action on Sexual Abuse Issues) met for a time of reflection on the words from Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8. The group of fifteen took time to produce decoupage hearts, whilst reflecting on the passage.  Our friend, Carole Benn then led us in a poetry workshop. People produced poems around the themes of "Space" and "Ten Things about Me".


Here is a photograph of some of the work we produced on the day, which is now displayed in our Quiet Room.

Palm Sunday Poems - a workshop led by Carole Benn

Everything has its time

Absolutely not based on Ecclesiastes Chapter 3  1 -8!


The trouble with Ecclesiastes,

Is that all that rhymes are nasties

Unless you’re in to Cornish Pasties!


So time to create

And agitate,

No more hate

God’s love is great.

His amazing grace

For every race,

Colour and creed

And those in need.


For his grace is the answer to all,

Picks us up with his love when we fall,

And he hears us when we call,

When we throw it- he catches our ball.


The Byrds had a time and season,

A purpose under heaven and reason.


The Bryds, how absurd.

Had they heard

God’s word?


Has God’s calm,

His holy balm,

His loving arm

Kept you from harm.


If not, don’t cry,


Fly – for in CASAI no one asks why,

No questions that pry,

No need to lie,

For in time

Life will rhyme

And you can climb.

It’s not a crime

You just need time

To see a sign,

And meet the vine

Strong and true

Firm as glue.

For God’s in charge

Of life’s decoupage.



Andrew Lovelady


10 Things I love about Myself



Here is my voice – crying out passion with vibrating chords of endless sound.


Here is my sight – eyes caressing the forms, being one with light.


Here is rhythm – percussion, pounding, repeating, my hands dancing, foot tapping, heart racing.


Here is my kiss – no words, just love’s impact, whistling a tune of you and me.


Here is where I stand – treading the boards on the clouds of the earth, ‘Oh my feet ache.’


Here is my flavour – spectrums of taste and colour, eaten well, ‘Tea’s up.’


Here is my idea – Sheer and clear, God gives me skin to fly, watch the gulls and flying thoughts.


Here is your space – my friend no time to waste, together kindred under heaven.


Here is faith – not placed, infinite body, everywhere from me to the master.


Here is God – soul’s seat, complete, a gift for life. My heart is yours.

                                                            Paul Duncan


Heather’s Haiku and other poems



Sunday afternoon


Sharing round a large table


All are fabulous.


Paddle in hand, I’m ready!

Keep an eye on that ball!

Small and white,

Bouncing towards me,

Smack! A point on the board,

Over to you.


Sometimes in the dark


Sometimes in the dark I think

Sleep will never come.

Count backwards, relax, - impossible!


Sometimes in the dark I dream

My handbag gone,

Run, frenzied, wake – a real nightmare!


Sometimes in the dark I feel

Fulfilled, cherished loved,

Safe in God’s care – an answered prayer.



Heather Lovelady






Lunch at Shelly’s


Plan a quiet day

A purpose under heaven

For every season.



Interchangeable Haiku



Having a together time

Need to take some time for me

Space and quiet please.


                                     last 2 lines can read –


Move away from me

Get lost you bobo!


Ode to the Trafford Centre


Take the right road out

Shopping dreams and food

Home away from home.


Palm Sunday Quiet Day


Writing our haiku -

Maybe you can kindly muse




Pride summer season

Celebration of ourselves



Ian Hue


Haiku by Alex


Will I trust again

Open up my heart anew?

And say ‘I love you.’



Is it any wonder

I want to hide deep under

Tough times like thunder!




Bright new days are here

Wiping away every tear

Rising up, no fear.




There’s hurt and pain -

I put on my smile again

No rainbow without rain.




You know my heart’s cry

To my old self I must die

I will heal and fly.


Alex Gayward








We're an inclusive community

The Bread Church (also known as Somewhere Else) is an inclusive community that meets around the making and sharing of bread. We offer a warm welcome, hospitality and friendship to those of all faiths and none. 


We are open twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10.30 - 2.00 to make bread by hand, with individuals and community groups of all ages and abilities.  The sessions include time for:

  • all the elements of making bread,
  • conversation and refreshments,
  • shared reflection and prayers, and
  • a simple meal together, prepared by volunteers and those who come to make bread.  

Anyone wishing to make bread is asked to arrive by 11a.m.  To share in other parts of the fellowship - coffee, conversation, Reflections and lunch - people arrive at any time from mid-morning onwards.


The activity is usually led by our resident Minister, the Revd Ian Hu, and facilitated by a team of volunteers who help with hospitality, and guide visitors through the steps in bread-making.

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