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…

Meet the Team

Ruth

Café Manager

Ruth is the Café 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 café 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 Tuesday through to Saturday.

Tommy

Operations Lead

Tommy joined the team as the Open Grounds Café 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 café 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 café on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Aaron

Café Assistant

Aaron has been part of the café staff team since November 2021, having volunteered with us over the summer. Through his volunteering, Aaron found a great interest in creating delicious food and beverages for the café which made him perfect for this role.

 

Aaron has refined his skills in both sweet and savoury items, and can guarantee the most incredible carrot cake. Alongside working in the café, Aaron is studying full-time at the University of Surrey which keeps him quite busy.

 

You can find Aaron in the café on Friday and Saturday.

Vacancies  

Volunteer With Us!  

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