A small group from the MWiB gathering in Liverpool came to explore ways of "looking at church in unfamiliar ways" by making bread with us. As well as making bread the group learnt about the history of the bread making community at Somewhere Else and an opportunity to sample our “outrageous hospitality”.
Their experiences were shared in a typical Somewhere Else bread-making morning and then, in the pouring rain, delivered the fruits of their labours to the Quaker Meeting House where the other MWiB attendees had gathered
Many felt that the opportunity to make bread in a warm, dry and welcoming environment was infinitely preferable to “looking at church in unfamiliar ways” by walking the streets of Liverpool taking photographs in the pouring rain!!
Our thanks to the little band of bread-makers who baked such wonderful bread.
Congratulations to Mollie, Joanne, George and Monika on completing their facitlitator training. It takes several months and hard (but enjoyable!), work to complete the training. We all enjoyed a wonderful presentation ceremony to celebrate their achievement.
Also a huge thank you to Heather for running the course and presenting the certificates.
Our minister, Rev Ian Hu is now on sabbatical. He's been away since 27 March and will be back on 10 July. Before he left he said he was looking forward to visiting bread churches inspired by Somewhere Else. We wish him the very best and look forward to his return. (See below for our guest chaplain rota).
Ian recently visited Woodchurch Methodist Church in Birkenhead where he shared some of his Sabbatical time with their baking group. Peter. one of our facilitators, said, "(It was) an honour and blessing to have him with us. God be with you Ian in everything you do."
We're looking forward to welcoming many guest chaplains during Ian's sabbatical.
Our next Creative Loafing event will take place on a Friday in summer 6 -9pm, date tbc. These popular evening sessions take place during the lighter months. The set up is similar to Tuesdays and Thursdays where people are invited to bake bread and share a light meal.
Everyone is welcome whether you choose to bake or not but please book in advance, contact details below or sign the sheet on the noticeboard next time you're at Somewhere Else. We are limited to 20 spaces and when that is reached, we will keep a waiting list in case of any cancellations.