Word on Grapevine: a great place to be

Helen Wilson, Mamie Laing, Betty Turnbull and Jean Clunie at the Grapevine caf�
Helen Wilson, Mamie Laing, Betty Turnbull and Jean Clunie at the Grapevine caf�

A GLENROTHES community hub is celebrating a milestone, reports MIKE DELANEY.

The Grapevine Cafe was opened as part of a community outreach project at St Columba’s Church of Scotland in the town centre four years ago.

And since 2008, it has been providing a focus for friendship and fundraising, both of which have benefited hundreds of people.

To coincide with the anniversary of the opening, organisers are inviting more people to see what the cafe has to offer.

Committee spokeswoman, Jean Christie, said: “Our Grapevine Cafe has been running now for four years.

“In that time we have offered friendship and fellowship to everyone who has visited us.

“Delicious homebaking, tea and coffee are offered at reasonable prices and the organisation is non-profit making.

“Over the past year the cafe has donated £1000 to charity.

“Over the four years that the cafe has been running we have disbursed over £7000 to local and national charities including Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre, GROW, Christian Aid, Malawi Church and the Scottish Bible Society.

“The cafe is run by a group of volunteers and is a place to meet, keep in touch and find fellowship.

“Come and visit us - everyone is welcome.”

The cafe is open every Wednesday from 2-4pm and offers tea, coffee, scones and a selection of homebaking.

A bookstall with a range of Christian books and cards is also available.

The cafe is only one of a wide range of facilities and activities offered at the kirk, which was recently refurbished after fantastic fundraising efforts by the congregation.

Other organisations and groups based at the church include the Women’s Guild, Boys Brigade and Girl Guides, while it is also a hub for activities ranging from Scottish country dancing to yoga and from quilting to football.

Visit the website: www.stcolumbasparishchurchglenrothes.co.uk