Together, as the Friendship Café and St James City Farm, we focus our efforts in running exciting projects and activities either directly or supporting other groups to run their activities. We welcome people from all backgrounds; most of the building is wheel chair friendly and accessible.

Dad's & Lads - Fridays 7.30-10pm

Dad's & Lad's

Friday 7.30-10pm
We have a range of activities for the boys and there Dads.
We also have a small number of girls (under 10’s) attend who are the younger siblings of the boys who like to join in the fun.

Girls' Activities - Saturday's 2pm-4pm

Girls' Activities

Saturdays between 2pm & 4pm
The Girls’ Activity Group is a group for 8-13 year olds; younger girls under 8 are welcome but must be accompanied by a female parent/carer.

Sewing Classes - Wednesdays 9.30-12.30

Sewing Classes

Term times, every Wednesday 9.30-12.30
Sponsored by Emma Willis Shirts.
For further info contact  or 07866387250

Archery Children's session - Mondays 7.30-9.15pm


Mondays: 7.15 – 8.30 pm
SESSIONS ARE FREE!! But any donations welcome.
Children’s session
(Min. age 7; children under 9 must be accompanied by a responsible adult)

Multi-Faith Forums - Contact for details

Multi-Faith Forums

Next date to be confirmed
The ‘Spirit of Peace’ meetings are a separate voluntary group, an informal social meetings approximately every 3 months for people from different religions (or none) to get together and share a meal.
For more information contact Imran 01452-308127


Other Trips & Events

Other Trips & Events

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Women Only -Restarting January 2019

Women's Archery

But any donations welcome. Children’s session
(Min. age 7; children under 9 must be accompanied by a responsible adult)



Saturdays 5.15-6.15pm, Women/girls only
Sundays 12-1pm, Boys/men only
£1.50 a session Venue: GL1 leisure Centre, Twyver pool
All our sessions have same sex life guards, without public spectators or cctv on. Child Safety
We strongly advise all children to attend with an adult guardian who stays with them at all times

Self-Defence - Tuesday 7.30pm to 8.35pm


 Every Tuesday 7.30pm to 8.35pm
Cost: Only £1 a session and apart from optional grading for the belts (£12) and compulsory insurance (£12 a year),
The first session is FREE so you can see if your child likes it or not.

Other groups and activities taking place at the friendship café

  • Boxing sessions: Contact Les  07710180103
  • Ju Jitsu/MMA: Contact Antanas 07550594418 (
  • Wood craft: Fairshares, 01452 415900
  • Emergency Food Parcel service: Imam Hassan, 07725365179
  • Knit and Natter – Thursdays 1.30 to 3.30pm : Contact Kim

If you are facing financial difficulties but would like your child to participate in activities, we have a fee waiving policy in place, so contact us in confidence to discuss. email  or 01452 308127

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We ensure that all of our staff or volunteers who have regular contact with children or young people have undergone a Criminal Record Bureau and background check. In line with the advice of the Gloucestershire Children’s Safeguarding Board, we try to ensure staff and volunteers have training on Child Protection, and are aware of our own policies and procedures.

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Events take place throughout the year which will be posted on to our website, Whats App and the Café Newsletter.
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