The Living Room is a “not for profit” community café based in St Mary Magdalene Church Torquay. Its purpose is “to create a relaxed, safe and friendly environment where people feel accepted valued and respected regardless of their beliefs, background or status.” In addition we listen to people’s problems and signpost them where appropriate to professional or other voluntary organisations.
We are open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11-2pm come and join us for great coffee, bacon baps, cakes and good company. (We occasionally close to give the staff a break during school holidays - check below for opening times this week)
The Living Room Pastor's Story
Trina started as The Living Room Pastor in July 2015 after two years of grant funding. Here she tells her story:
Opportunities to get help and connect with other organisations such as:
Leonard Stocks Centre - staff from the hostel are regularly in as it is a neutral place to meet their clients
Local Police and PCSOs visit regularly
Anode - sign posting to this wonderful local charity
Prayer - The Living Room volunteers would love to talk with you and where it's helpful pray with you.
What people say about The Living Room:
"there's nothing else like it in Torquay "
"it’s a great place to meet people. Everyone is friendly and if you have any worries, there is always someone to talk to"
"No-one judges you "
"the Living Room team always give you a warm welcome and do not judge the street homeless"
"the Living Room" stops me from being a recluse"
"always a calm atmosphere and no trouble"
"It’s much easier to talk to my clients in this environment" (Support worker, Leonard Stocks Centre)
The Living Room is run by St Mary Magdalene church and hosted at St Mags by an army of wonderful volunteers from St Mags, Upton Vale Baptist Church, St Matthias Church and volunteers from the community. It is funded by voluntary contributions and grants.