Our vision is to be a community space that cultivates friendship, celebrates diversity, and delivers a high-quality service to all our visitors.

Community centred space for all

Barista-made coffee, handcrafted cakes, light lunches

Book swap scheme and pay-it-forward vouchers

Opening Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Thursday: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Friday: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Saturday: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Sunday: Closed

Where to find us

Coming Up…

String Quartet

Friday 15th October

1.00-2.00pm in the Café

 

Join us for an hour of music from our resident String Quartet. Music to suit a variety of tastes and preferences! Bring your friends and neighbours – all welcome.

Meet the Team

Ruth

Café Manager

Ruth is the Cafe Manager and Project Lead for Open Grounds coffeehouse ministry. She joined the staff team in October 2020 having been part of the Church family since arriving back from Malaysia in 2006. Ruth led the launch of the cafe in December 2020 and continues to manage the team of staff and volunteers in serving the community.

 

Ruth has a background in the hospitality industry including a BSc Hons in Culinary Arts Management blended with her professional work experience in the Disability support sector has grown a passion to encourage and see a community come together to meet the needs of individuals. “We hope to be God’s hands and feet in everything we do.”

 

Ruth loves a good chat but she may be running around though so you will need to catch her first. Ruth’s working days are Tuesdays through to Saturdays.

Tommy

Operations Lead

Tommy joined the team as the Open Grounds Cafe Operations Lead in the Spring of 2021 and has a huge passion for coffee making and serving the community. He has also been a member of Guildford Baptist Church for a number of years and continues to get involved in ministry activities.

 

Tommy has vast experience in the hospitality industry including an expertise in the cafe sector. As well as making fantastic coffees, Tommy is also doing a BA in Graphic Design at Farnborough Tech highlighting his love for creativity. But outside of work, he is a keen film enthusiast, enjoys paddle boarding, baking and spending time with friends.

 

You can find Tommy in the cafe on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Vacancies  

Click here to view our current vacancies.

Volunteer With Us!  

If you would like to find out about how you can get involved, contact us: opengrounds@guildfordbaptist.org