Renew Wellbeing is the name of the overarching organisation that is helping churches around the country to replicate the Renew Wellbeing cafe concept. We started with help and funding from Cinnamon Network and are now seeking funding for core costs (training administration, travel costs and publicity) to enable us to help more churches respond to the call to join in with being present in their communities. There are currently nine cafes already started, and many others in the enquiry and planning stages. Have a look at some of the Renew spaces below. 

Our vision is now to encourage as many churches as possible to open up a space in which to be present, be prayerful and be in partnership with their local council for as little as two hours a week to improve the wellbeing of those living around them.

Based in Nottingham, Renew 37 is our first centre and opened in September 2015. The space combines a community cafe run in partnership with the local mental health team and a prayer room to help establish good inner habits.

The space is run and funded by New life Baptist Church and shared with a local cafe business. Renew37 is a place where “everybody knows your name”, where all are valued and no one is labelled. It is a space where anyone can suggest an activity, share a hobby, learn a new skill, make connections and be signposted to any help they need. It is a space where it is understood that we are all on a sliding scale of mental wellbeing and where it is possible to access help from the Council’s mental health team without referral. It is a space where any faith and none are welcome to belong, to reduce social isolation and deal with the causes of mental and emotional ill health. It is a space where people can encounter God’s love and develop healthy inner practices of prayer and meditation.

Vicki and the team would be happy to show you round. 

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Location: 37 Abbey Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5NG
Opening times: Mon - Thurs    9:00am - 3:00pm
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Renew 6 runs on Wednesday afternoons at Cafe Pie in Sheffield, Lydia and Jill would love to see you. See their video below. (Run by a mission community of St Thomas Philadelphia Church)

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Location: At Cafe Pie, 382-384 South Rd, Walkley, Sheffield S6 3TF
Opening Times: Wednesday afternoon 3:30 - 5:30pm


Renew 11 is another wellbeing space running in Sheffield - every Tuesday 3.30 - 5.30pm
At Lotte on the Edge, 14 Union Road, Nether Edge. Tel: 0114 2419560

Renew 24 is in Ruddington in Nottinghamshire, run by Ruddington Baptist Church. They meet every Wednesday afternoon in the Black Cat Cafe, they also have Renew 'Out of Hours' for young adults. 

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Location: At the Black Cat Cafe, 24D High St, Ruddington, Nottingham NG11 6EA 
Opening times: Wednesday afternoon 2:30 - 4:30pm 
Renew Out of Hours: contact for details:
Wednesday evening 7:45 - 9:30pm

Renew 127 is run by Bentley Baptist Church in Doncaster. They have bravely taken on a disused betting shop and turned it into a Renew Centre. 

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Location: 127 Askern Road, Doncaster DN5 0EW
Opening times: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10:00am - 2:00pm

Renew 34 is at Watnall Road Baptist Church in Hucknall using the church building and their very attractive cafe as a base. 

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Location: Watnall Road, Hucknall, Nottingham NG15 7LD
Opening times: Wednesday 9:15am - 12pm

Renew 67 is based at The Oasis Cafe in Hugglescote. The Cafe is run by Hugglescote Community Church and is an amazing place of welcome to all. 

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Location: The Oasis Cafe, 67 Central Rd, Hugglescote, Leics LE67 2FJ
Opening times: Fridays 2:30 - 4:30pm

Renew Northampton is held within St Giles and is a great example of how to use an existing church building to create an inclusive welcoming space. 

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Location: St Giles Church, St Giles Terrace, Northampton NN1 2BN
Opening times: Monday afternoon 1:00 - 4:00pm

Renew 88 is a second wellbeing space in Northampton run by St David's Church - more details to follow.

This is a third wellbeing space in Northampton - details to follow

Renew Derby will be restarting soon in Broadway Baptist Church run by a small group. They have completed a successful pilot programme and are looking forward to more Monday morning Renew Cafe sessions in the Autumn. 

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Renew 61 is in Aylesham, Kent and is run by Aylesham Baptist Church. Over the last year they have run a group for people struggling with mental health issues, called Mental Fight Club and are now joining the Renew Wellbeing family. We are excited to see this partnership grow. 

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Location: Aylesham Baptist Church, Dorman Avenue South, Aylesham CT3 3AA
Opening times: Mondays 10:00am -  2:00pm
Contact: Laura Moncaster at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: 07900272245 

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