Befrienders Update – September 2021

We are happy to confirm that the Befrienders cafe will reopen on Monday, 6th September at 2pm to welcome old friends and new to a calm place with hot and cold drinks, biscuits, the opportunity to talk and be listened to, and our chapel for prayer if you would like.

Open each Monday and Wednesday 2-4pm. NB we are considering a break for half-term but will update here.

We can’t wait to be back – it has been too long!

Deacon Pru and the Befrienders team.

Befrienders is a project of the Manchester Circuit and operates from the Centre in Oldham Street. The café is run by volunteers from around the circuit on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 2-4pm.

We offer a place for people to meet and chat, free tea, coffee and biscuits, the opportunity for one-to-one conversations and prayer for those who would like it.

We are grateful for the churches around the Manchester Circuit and beyond who are generous with gifts of time and money to enable this project to flourish. 

For more information, contact Deacon Jenny.


 While we have a great team, we are always keen to welcome more volunteers by …

·             Being a listening ear

·             Collecting and transporting food collections to the Centre

·             Prayer – holding our Monday and Wednesday sessions in prayer

         (this can be done from home!)

·             Praying in the chapel with those who ask for prayer

NB it isn’t essential to commit to every week; we’d just love to be able to use your gifts and any time you can offer.

If you would like Deacon Jenny to talk to your congregation or fellowship group please email


Befrienders, Methodist Central Buildings, Oldham Street M1 1JQ

Deacon Jenny: