Friday, November 16, 2007

Sutton SA



In an interesting departure for a Salvation Army Corps (Church), one of our neighbo(u)ring set-ups at Sutton Salvation Army Church are partnering with Fair Trade coffee house Tariro, who have installed one of their franchises inside the Army building as part of the overall refurbishment.

It will be really interesting to see how this pans out, but I - for one - admire their initiative.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I highly recommend their chai tea latte on soya milk, extra hot! Also check there amazing array of fairtrade gifts... perfect for the Christmas season!

Chris :)

John said...

I'll join you for one sometime soon!

headphonaught said...

Thanks for the heads-up on this. This is a truly forward-thinking and imaginative venture... one that hints at local involvement rather than territorial involvement.

Would be interested to know more... especially things like footfall and location [I don't know the area and it would add to the context].

Would also like to know if there is a Tariro / Army connection... and who approach who?

As an investigative [nosy] blogger... can you find answers to these questions for a follow up post?

Love to you and yours

Thomas

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info on your blog John, we at Sutton think it's a great idea too and is just a small part of our mission to be the church in our community that God needs us to be.

Open day is 1st December for all to come and have a nose around the buildings and ask questions about what we are doing and why. Feel free to pop in for a chai tea latte.....or just a cappuccino (!) anytime from 10-2.

Anonymous said...

Thank you all guys for your positive encouragement! We are just so thrilled to be on a journey with this fab Salvation Army Church, people who have an intelligent, creative and passionate heart for God's story through The Salvation Army in this community. Its all high risk, adventure at times, but when was it ever meant to be cozy and comfortable? If you want to hear more about the TARIRO/SUTTONSA journey together, we are happy to share it with you - just call Richard and I, and we will talk it through - 0208 644 8335 - but just to say, it comes with all the SA blessings and permissions required! Warm regards, Caroline Mingay

John said...

Thanks for passing by, Caroline.

J

darrin said...

john

are you heading over for the open morning

thinking about taking me and mine

darrin

Paul said...

cool, so anyone can pop in then?

John said...

Darrin:

It's reasonably unlikely we can make that date - Carolling like I mentioned on Facebook, then we're going to the Wedding at Croydon.

At some point in the future I'll defintely get over there.

Paul:

I'm sure they'll be delighted to see you - go along, and tell 'em Johnny Laird sent you! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Anyone and everyone is welcome - there'll be lots going on as well as kids stuff too!