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Café Explore

Café Explore is an informal gathering of small groups around the Bible and a chance to chat, ask questions and share a cup of tea or coffee. This runs at various times throughout the year.

Check back to see when the next session is running.

When it is running, we meet in the Oasis in High Kirk on Sunday mornings from 11.30am. Our time together begins with music played by one of our congregation and someone sharing a short personal story. Most our are time is spent exploring the word of God.

Each group consists of around 4 people and a couple of leaders ready to tackle some of the questions you might have about the faith. No matter where you may find yourself on your faith journey you will be made most welcome.

Café Church


Cafe Church at High Kirk commences on the 16 October at 11.30am for 7 weeks, looking at the new and exciting Life Explored Course.

What is the greatest gift God could give you?


Why not come along and find out more in a relaxed and informal setting?

If you require any further information contact Lorraine McAllister 07922329783.

Cafe Church dates


Café Church is for you if the traditional approach to church feels too formal or irrelevant.
We meet in the Oasis Café in High Kirk, drink coffee, eat doughnuts and explore ‘doing church’ in an informal and interactive way.

The next set of Cafe Church dates are as shown above on the graphic. 7th Feb – 13th March starting at 11.30am each week.

Why not join us or, if you are a High Kirk regular perhaps you could invite a friend along.

We look forward to seeing you.

Café Church!


What is Café Church?

Café Church is an innovative concept unique to Ballymena which is designed for those who see church as irrelevant or un-engaging to them and their culture. In other words Café Church is a fresh expression of how we ‘do’ church. Combining elements of the traditional service with that of a modern coffee shop, Café Church seeks to break down traditional church in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

What makes it unique?

As you arrive, you sit where you want, with whom you have arrived with and chat. You get a coffee and you get something to eat as acoustic music plays in the background. As the hour progresses elements of conventional church are unfolded in a non-traditional way. There is some singing but you don’t have to stand and sing. A short Bible talk is given; there is a Bible reading and prayer is offered. Importantly people also have an opportunity to engage with what is being said. It doesn’t matter whether you disagree or agree, people are welcome to express their opinions and to ask questions.

Why is this something you should come along to?

Café Church is a unique opportunity to experience Christian worship and teachings in a more relaxed environment and to challenge any preconceptions of church itself. 150 different people have attended Café Church since we began last year and those who were there commented on the informality and the sense of community within the event, not to forget the free filter coffee, buns, and doughnuts!

When and where is this happening?

Café Church takes place at various times throughout the year, with doors opening at 11am in the Oasis Room of High Kirk Presbyterian Church and there will be plenty of directions to show you where to go. You can come by yourself, with a partner or friends, or with your family, as crèche and Sunday School facilities are running at the same time.

So if you’re curious about the Christian faith, want to find out more about Jesus, or want to reconnect with church then we’d love to see you come along.

Keep checking the website to see when the next Café Church begins.