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 20th June 2021
09:00Penny's Youth Church
Fun, Food & Faith for Young People aged 11-21 at Penny’s Youth Cafe. 
Penny's Youth Cafe
Monday 21st June 2021
15:30Penny's Youth Cafe Year 7Penny's Youth Cafe
20:00Year 9-13 Discipleship GroupGarden Marquee
Tuesday 22nd June 2021
15:30Penny's Youth Cafe Year 8Penny's Youth Cafe
17:00Penny's Year 8 Breakaway Discipleship GroupPenny's Youth Cafe
Wednesday 23rd June 2021
15:30Penny's Youth Cafe Year 7Penny's Youth Cafe
17:00Penny's Year 7 United Discipleship GroupPenny's Youth Cafe
Thursday 24th June 2021
15:30Penny's Youth Cafe Year 9-13Penny's Youth Cafe
15:30Penny's Year 6 Transition Cafe
Covid-secure Youth Cafe event for Year 6 students to prepare them for secondary school. 
Penny's Youth Cafe
19:30Penny's After Hours (Year 11-13)Penny's Youth Cafe
Sunday 27th June 2021
09:00Penny's Youth Church
Fun, Food & Faith for Young People aged 11-21 at Penny’s Youth Cafe. 
Penny's Youth Cafe
Monday 28th June 2021
15:30Penny's Youth Cafe Year 7Penny's Youth Cafe
20:00Year 9-13 Discipleship GroupGarden Marquee
Tuesday 29th June 2021
15:30Penny's Youth Cafe Year 8Penny's Youth Cafe
17:00Penny's Year 8 Breakaway Discipleship GroupPenny's Youth Cafe
Wednesday 30th June 2021
15:30Penny's Youth Cafe Year 7Penny's Youth Cafe
17:00Penny's Year 7 United Discipleship GroupPenny's Youth Cafe
Thursday 1st July 2021
15:30Penny's Youth Cafe Year 9-13Penny's Youth Cafe
15:30Penny's Year 6 Transition Cafe
Covid-secure Youth Cafe event for Year 6 students to prepare them for secondary school. 
Penny's Youth Cafe
Sunday 4th July 2021
09:00Penny's Youth Church
Fun, Food & Faith for Young People aged 11-21 at Penny’s Youth Cafe. 
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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