Penny’s Youth Cafe is opening again…!

in the Knowle shopping precinct at 5 St. John’s Way, B93 0LE

We are really excited to start meeting at Penny’s again after the summer with various events as shown in the calendar below.

Unfortunately we will not be able to allow entry without pre-booking, so please email Paul on paul.holden@kpc.org.uk in advance. Penny’s is set up as a COVID-Secure Café so we need you to agree to these guidelines – please confirm your agreement to them when you email Paul.

Sunday 30th January 2022
09:00Penny's Youth Church
Fun, fellowship and faith with breakfast for young people aged 11-21 at Penny's Youth Cafe.
Penny's Youth Cafe
18:00Penny's Youth Service
The Chosen Youth Evening Service: Food, drinks and faith discussions using The Chosen video series.  Open to all young people aged 11-21.
Penny's Youth Cafe
Monday 31st January 2022
20:00Storybearers Year 11-13 Discipleship GroupPenny's Youth Cafe
Tuesday 1st February 2022
17:00Breakaway Year 9-10 Discipleship Group
Food, fun and fellowship for all young people in Years 9 & 10...
Penny's Youth Cafe
Thursday 3rd February 2022
17:00Youth Alpha
Food, fun and faith for young people aged 11-21...
Penny's Youth Cafe
Sunday 6th February 2022
09:00Penny's Youth Church
Fun, fellowship and faith with breakfast for young people aged 11-21 at Penny's Youth Cafe.
Penny's Youth Cafe
18:00Deanery Activate Youth Evening
Free food, fun and fellowship with young people from across the local area...
Penny's Youth Cafe
Monday 7th February 2022
20:00Storybearers Year 11-13 Discipleship GroupPenny's Youth Cafe
Tuesday 8th February 2022
17:00Breakaway Year 9-10 Discipleship Group
Food, fun and fellowship for all young people in Years 9 & 10...
Penny's Youth Cafe
Thursday 10th February 2022
17:00Youth Alpha
Food, fun and faith for young people aged 11-21...
Penny's Youth Cafe

A safe haven

For over 600 years Knowle Parish Church has been a haven and refuge, open to all, in the heart of our village community.

Young people living in Knowle, Dorridge and Bentley Heath now have an additional haven and refuge in the form of Penny’s Youth Café which opened its doors in September 2019 to everyone aged 11-21. All young people can receive a warm welcome, as well as enjoying great drinks and delicious food!

Who was Penny?

Penny Coggan
9.4.1949 – 2.7.2018

In July 2018 KPC lost a valued member of its youth team. Penny Coggan had a huge heart for the youth in our community. We believe that Penny would love spending time at the Youth Café with the young people who come through its doors so it seemed fitting to name the café after her.

Penny was an incredible gardener and one of her favourite Bible verses helps remind us of the thirst young people so often experience in life. Isaiah 44 verse 3 says:

For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground.”

The reason this verse was so significant to Penny wasn’t just the water her garden would need but it was also the life-giving water that God’s Spirit brings us all as He meets with us in our place of need. We hope that Penny’s Youth Cafe can become an oasis for young people. When they experience dry and challenging times and become thirsty in life, they now have a place where they can be refreshed in more ways than one.

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