The café was opened in 1997 to serve the general public, along with the bookshop.
We closed the cafe for the general public and started serving free morning meals (9:00 am – 12:00 pm am each day Monday to Thursday), to the homeless and needy folks of our city. Also a early morning breakfast on Saturday from 7:00 am to 9:00am
By running the city centre rescue work in our Mount Pleasant Café we open our doors to those who society has written off – heroin addicts, street girls, alcoholics. Heroin addicts who live a grey meaningless life doing whatever it takes to get their next fix. The alcoholics who shake so badly they can barely hold a cup of tea first thing in the morning. The street girls who act so hard and untouchable. Yet If Christ were physically here in the city of Liverpool today you can be sure He would be here amongst these homeless folk, showing them His love, offering them His forgiveness, healing their diseases. But He is not here and has instead entrusted us with this most precious task.
It’s a challenging and demanding work and one that many Christians fail to understand.
This is not just about “physical food handouts” alone, but provides many excellent opportunities to share the Gospel, and to befriend these homeless and vulnerable members of our community. Literally a “Voice in the City”.