Welcome, to The Old Chapel Cafe & Activity Space, Saltney Ferry.

Trying to create a healthier, happier world.

Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am-2pm

Chill out, join in, start something new! What’s on / Find us here! / Recent news / Why are we doing this? / Sign up for our Events & Opportunities Email newsletter

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Chill out

Pop in for home made cakes, coffee, hot food and chill, hang out and have a chat. We’re cycle friendly and dog friendly too! Check out the menu

Join in

Add to our ‘join in artwork’ on the walls. Build something beautiful or our Wall of values.
Take the Wordsearch Challenge and enter the prize draw to win a free hot drink and cake! Have a strum on the community guitar. Suggest a joke for our joke chair. Nominate someone to go on our ‘Made a difference’ spiral. Join in with the Hope Bridge Project and don’t forget to check out what’s on with events too. Oh, and eat cake!
Build something beautiful
Colour in a butterfly or make your own and add it to our Build Something Beautiful picture.
For grown ups too!
hope bridge project
We’re renaming a bridge! Colour in a Hope Bridge picture, add some words and record your version of the ‘Bridge of Hope’ song!

Just pop into cafe and grab a sheet.

What do you value?
Add your thoughts to our Wall of Values.
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Know any Jokes?
Suggest one to add to our Joke Chairs’
‘What did one wall say to the other wall…?’
win a cake wordsearch
Wordsearch anyone? Enter the prize draw for a FREE hot drink and a cake
made a difference
Do you know anyone who’s made a difference?
Either in your life or someone elses? Nominate them to be addded to our ‘Made a difference’ spiral!
Let’s celebrate people and the small things they do that can make a big difference.


Events and activities & services

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Creative invitation! / Gwahoddiad Creadigol!

Creative invitation! / Gwahoddiad Creadigol!

May 18, 12:00am - May 18, 11:45pm+18May 19, 12:00am - May 19, 11:45pmMay 20, 12:00am - May 20, 11:45pmMay 21, 12:00am - May 21, 11:45pmMay 22, 12:00am - May 22, 11:45pmMay 23, 12:00am - May 23, 11:45pmMay 24, 12:00am - May 24, 11:45pmMay 25, 12:00am - May 25, 11:45pmMay 26, 12:00am - May 26, 11:45pmMay 27, 12:00am - May 27, 11:45pmMay 28, 12:00am - May 28, 11:45pmMay 29, 12:00am - May 29, 11:45pmMay 30, 12:00am - May 30, 11:45pmMay 31, 12:00am - May 31, 11:45pmJun 1, 12:00am - Jun 1, 11:45pmJun 2, 12:00am - Jun 2, 11:45pmJun 3, 12:00am - Jun 3, 11:45pmJun 4, 12:00am - Jun 4, 11:45pmJun 5, 12:00am - Jun 5, 11:45pm

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We want to invite you to create.
Make something over the next month ( at home or at ours when we're open) as part of our 'Bridge of Hope' project. (Recognising the challenges in life but making bridges to a positive, hopeful future...)

Create something with a ‘bridge’ or ‘hope’ theme.
Actual bridges or metaphorical bridges. Listening to someone can be a bridge to a better future, teaching someone can be a bridge to a new life, saying yes to someone can be a bridge to an opportunity...
Maybe there’s something you hope for in the future, maybe there’s something that’s a challenge.

We’re looking for pictures, writing, crafts, dances... any sort of expression to gather together to be shared.
ANYONE can offer something. Professionals and amateurs of any age.

**Just create away and we’ll have a little gathering to share what’s been created just for the creators!**

Probably Mid June. keep an eye on our social media and sign up for our email newsletter oldchapelcafe.com/newsletter/ to stay informed.

• Bridge pictures Exhibition
Specifically for photographers we’re running a photo competition of the footbridge in Saltney Ferry over to Higher Ferry.
Take your pics, send them in, we’ll create a little gallery of them all. There might even be prizes!

Rydym am eich gwahodd i greu.
Gwnewch rywbeth dros y mis nesaf (gartref neu yn ein un ni pan fyddwn ar agor) fel rhan o'n prosiect 'Pont Gobaith'. (Cydnabod yr heriau mewn bywyd ond pontio at ddyfodol cadarnhaol, gobeithiol...)

Creu rhywbeth gyda thema ‘pont’ neu ‘obaith’.
Pontydd gwirioneddol neu bontydd trosiadol. Gall gwrando ar rywun fod yn bont i ddyfodol gwell, gall dysgu rhywun fod yn bont i fywyd newydd, gall dweud ie wrth rywun fod yn bont i gyfle...
Efallai bod rhywbeth rydych chi'n gobeithio amdano yn y dyfodol, efallai bod rhywbeth sy'n her.

Rydyn ni'n chwilio am luniau, ysgrifennu, crefftau, dawnsiau... unrhyw fath o fynegiant i'w gasglu ynghyd i'w rannu.
Gall UNRHYW UN gynnig rhywbeth. Gweithwyr proffesiynol ac amaturiaid o unrhyw oedran.

**Crewch i ffwrdd a bydd gennym ni ychydig o ymgynnull i rannu'r hyn sydd wedi'i greu ar gyfer y crewyr yn unig!**

Canol Mehefin mae'n debyg. cadwch lygad ar ein cyfryngau cymdeithasol a chofrestrwch ar gyfer ein cylchlythyr e-bost oldchapelcafe.com/newsletter/ i gael y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

• Arddangosfa lluniau pont
Yn benodol ar gyfer ffotograffwyr rydym yn cynnal cystadleuaeth tynnu lluniau o’r bont droed yn Saltney Ferry draw i Higher Ferry.
Tynnwch eich lluniau, anfonwch nhw i mewn, byddwn ni'n creu oriel fach ohonyn nhw i gyd. Efallai y bydd gwobrau hyd yn oed!
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Toddler time!

Toddler time!

May 18, 10:30am - May 18, 12:00pm+7May 25, 10:30am - May 25, 12:00pmJun 8, 10:30am - Jun 8, 12:00pmJun 15, 10:30am - Jun 15, 12:00pmJun 22, 10:30am - Jun 22, 12:00pmJun 29, 10:30am - Jun 29, 12:00pmJul 6, 10:30am - Jul 6, 12:00pmJul 13, 10:30am - Jul 13, 12:00pm

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Toddler time on again this week in the #CafeBigSpace. Games, songs, activity. Wednesday 10.30am -12.00. Babies welcome too! Stay afterwards and do some crafting too with the Cafe crafters!
Cafe open as usual. CH4 0BJ
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Cafe Crafters / Caffi Crefftwyr

Cafe Crafters / Caffi Crefftwyr

May 18, 12:15pm - May 18, 1:45pm+5May 25, 12:15pm - May 25, 1:45pmJun 8, 12:15pm - Jun 8, 1:45pmJun 15, 12:15pm - Jun 15, 1:45pmJun 22, 12:15pm - Jun 22, 1:45pmJun 29, 12:15pm - Jun 29, 1:45pm

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Cafe Crafters.
Chilled out, Informal crafting group for all.
Children welcome but must be supervised by an adult at all times.

Pop down, sit by the fire, bring your own project and grab a seat or use our materials (donation).... plus some led activities!
We'll be exploring Jewellery making, quilling, stamping, rock painting, card making, sewing... plus what you want to bring to the party!
Space: #CafeBigSpace
Crefftwyr Caffi.
Wedi ymlacio, grŵp crefftio anffurfiol i bawb.
Mae croeso i blant ond rhaid iddynt gael eu goruchwylio gan oedolyn bob amser.

Galwch i lawr, eisteddwch wrth y tân, dewch â'ch prosiect eich hun a chymerwch sedd neu defnyddiwch ein deunyddiau (rhodd)..... ynghyd â rhai gweithgareddau dan arweiniad!
Byddwn yn archwilio gwneud Gemwaith, cwilsio, stampio, peintio roc, gwneud cardiau, gwnïo... yn ogystal â'r hyn yr hoffech ddod ag ef i'r parti!
Gofod: #CafeBigSpace
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Tell us your story

Tell us your story

May 19, 10:30am - May 19, 11:30am+1May 26, 10:30am - May 26, 11:30am

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Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone’s story is valuable. ‘Tell us your story’ is a project that gives you a chance to be heard and share some stories from your life.

The Coffee's on us!
Find out more and book a slot for a chat! www.actsonline.uk/tell-us-your-story/

You might even inspire some creativity, with are opportunities for you to join in with some of these creations if you want to.

It would be great to hear from you or from someone you know. Anyone, young or old, can get involved.
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Ideas clinic / Clinig Syniadau

Ideas clinic / Clinig Syniadau

May 19, 10:30am - May 19, 11:30am+1May 26, 10:30am - May 26, 11:30am

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Ideas Clinic!
Got an idea for a community group, but don’t know what to do next? Want to get a group going, but don’t know how? Got started, but got stuck?
A drop-in where you can come and go as you please and have a chat with someone who will help.

We can help with everything from a small group, through to a company, charity or social enterprise.
We can enable your idea to happen, with advice, support and practical help and guidance.
We can help with everything from •Funding
• Websites
•Social media
•Design work and paperwork.
Note that we offer guidance for free, but some services are paid-for.

Thursdays 10-30am – 11.30am
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Creative Writing Course / Cwrs Ysgrifennu Creadigo

Creative Writing Course / Cwrs Ysgrifennu Creadigo

May 19, 12:30pm - May 19, 1:30pm+1May 26, 12:30pm - May 26, 1:30pm

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Creative writing course (16+)
6 session, weekly course starting on Thursday 21st April 12.30-1.30

Early bird offer : Only £15 for all sessions
Run by Sunrise Productions.
BOOK HERE: oldchapelcafe.com/creative-writing-course/

Creative writing is about bringing your story to life. It doesn’t matter what your spelling is like or what your writing looks like!

• Improves your communication skills with others in all shapes and forms.

• Improve your thinking skills bringing all those ideas of yours to life.

• Discover new skills within you, exciting and funny stories you may have forgotten.

• You’ll be throwing your voice and thoughts into the future, but most of all it’s fun and easy.

6 week course only £15 starting on 21st April. (This is early bird price booked before 15th April – £20 thereafter)

Limited spaces. BOOK A PLACE NOW with the email form.
Pay at cafe on the day.
Cwrs ysgrifennu creadigol (16+)
6 sesiwn, cwrs wythnosol yn dechrau ar ddydd Iau 21 Ebrill 12.30-1.30
Cynnig cynnar adar : Dim ond £15 am bob sesiwn (Archebwyd cyn 15fed Ebrill – £20 wedi hynny).
Wedi'i redeg gan Sunrise Productions.

Mae ysgrifennu creadigol yn ymwneud â dod â'ch stori yn fyw. Does dim ots sut beth yw eich sillafu na sut olwg sydd ar eich ysgrifennu!

• Gwella eich sgiliau cyfathrebu ag eraill o bob lliw a llun.

• Gwella'ch sgiliau meddwl gan ddod â'r holl syniadau hynny sydd gennych yn fyw.

• Darganfyddwch sgiliau newydd o fewn chi, straeon cyffrous a doniol y gallech fod wedi'u hanghofio.

• Byddwch yn taflu'ch llais a'ch meddyliau i'r dyfodol, ond yn bennaf oll mae'n hwyl ac yn hawdd.

Cwrs 6 wythnos yn unig £15 yn dechrau ar 21 Ebrill. (Pris adar cynnar yw hwn a archebwyd cyn 15 Ebrill - £20 wedi hynny)

Lleoedd cyfyngedig. ARCHEBWCH LLE NAWR gyda'r ffurflen e-bost.
Talu yn y caffi ar y diwrnod.
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Tales + Coffee time @The Old Chapel

Tales + Coffee time @The Old Chapel

May 20, 10:30am - May 20, 11:30am+3May 27, 10:30am - May 27, 11:30amJun 10, 10:30am - Jun 10, 11:30amJun 17, 10:30am - Jun 17, 11:30am

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Friday May 13th, 10:30am - 11.30am
Tales + Coffee time @The Old Chapel
Come and listen to tales over a cuppa. Traditional stories, myths and legends told from the heart. Spend an hour in good company. Listeners and tellers are all welcome.

The session will be lead by Tim Ditchburn, a local storyteller and the founder of the Triple Spiral Storytellers.

£2 optional donation.
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Board Games Night!

Board Games Night!

May 20, 6:00pm - May 20, 10:00pm

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All ages games night: come down, have a coffee and play some board games. 6pm-10pm on May 20th.

£5 a ticket including a drink, children under 11 come free.
Cafe open for food and drink as usual. Games are provided, pay on the night.
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Bridge of Hope Activity Day

Bridge of Hope Activity Day

Jun 1, 10:30am - Jun 1, 12:00pm

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Bridge of Hope Activity Day
Making, creating and playing!

Wednesday 1 June 2022 - 10.30am to 12noon
Come and go as you please
Children need to be accompanied by a responsible adult for all of the time that they attend
(£2 optional donation per person)


Join in with:
• Bridge of Hope Giant Mosaic
• Bridge of Hope Colouring Sheet to help us to make bunting for our exhibition.
• Decoupage Flowers for our Hope Garden Creation!

Have a go at:
• Foil Art
• Spiral Art
• Stickers
• Scratch Art
• Bracelet Making

• Sticky darts and buzzwire
• Colouring
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1: Cafe area volunteers: Helping with practicalities of cafe.
2: Big space volunteers: Monitor in big space, and help with practicalities.
3: General helpers: willing helpers with a listening ear!

Get in touch below, come and get stuck in and help us run and develop the space!

Start something new

Over the past few years, we have been working with the local community to support them in developing services, activities and initiatives that will benefit everyone.

Enabling people to use their skills to make a difference for themselves and those around them.

If you fancy getting involved in developing a new activity based around any interests or ideas you have get in touch! Crafts, games, writing, radio controlled cars?!  Some of the locals have just organised the shop selling local creations! 

Ideas clinic

Ideas Clinic to launch 28th April!

Got an idea for a community group, but don’t know what to do next? Want to get a group going, but don’t know how? Got started, but got stuck?

A drop-in where you can come and go as you please and have a chat with someone who will help.

How we support your interests and ideas

Through conversation, encouragement and by providing a space.  Maybe even linking you in with other people with similar interest. If we haven’t got the right materials on site we may be able to supply a few bits through our ACTS micro gifts scheme.

Developing a new activity at The Old Chapel Cafe

If you want to develop your interests into an activity with others, we can help you clarify and develop it, give the space to experiment, help gain feedback from social media and even create a logo and help you market it! Which is exactly what happened with our new Toddler Time group! Just drop us an email or pop in.

Are you a service provider?

Would you like to offer a service that will benefit the local community? We have spaces to hire available soon, do get in touch.

Hire our small space

Hire our small space

Ideal for counselling, therapies or a meeting room. do get in touch.

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Remember, If it’s good for you, good for the people around you, and good for the planet, then we say YES!

Donate now via our partner, Springboard

 Are you a funding body?

The Old Chapel cafe are seeking funding for the development of services and activities for the local community in Saltney Ferry, do get in touch below if you can help us all please!

Supported by
The Welsh Government / National Lottery / Communities Facilities Fund / Unlimited / Flintshire Council / Cheshire and Warrington Growth Hub / Amazing individuals.

Partnering with
Actsonline, Music is Now, Local PCSO’s, Springboard, Richard Coan Design, Youthshedz, KidsBank Chester

The Old Chapel Cafe is a project managed by WACE-Chester. We create spaces where people can chill out, join in, try something new and develop their own ideas. Helping people make a positive difference in their community by using the skills and ideas they have or want to develop. WACE-Chester is a community interest company. 

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