Barnaby’s opens!

11 October 2014:  After weeks of work by (mainly) volunteers the new community coffee shop in Swanmore was opened!

IMG_3081After a quiet few minutes the first of nearly 200 people who visited during the day arrived and soon the coffee shop was in full swing!


IMG_0112Visitors during the day included the Bishop of Portsmouth who sampled the coffee and talked to some of the volunteers and visitors.

The Portsmouth Diocese (the area that the Bishops looks after) donated £5000 to the setup of Barnaby’s along with  £5000 from Saint Barnabas’ church and (currently) £8000 in donations from  individuals.



Community Coffee Shop