Soul Cafe team are all set for opening day

Date published: 21 June 2021

MJK, a Christian charity based in Oldham who promote the message of faith through video content and their band Crossfya, signed a lease on a new building in Oldham town centre in 2020 and will officially open the Soul Cafe tomorrow morning (Tuesday).

Soul Cafe is located on the ground floor of the MJK headquarters on Yorkshire Street, and will be officially open to the public from tomorrow, between 11am and 4:30pm.

MJK CEO Tim Cooke said: “We are really excited to be able to start welcoming customers into the Soul Cafe over the next few weeks and start meeting people from the community.

"It has been a long time coming for the team as we have worked hard along with local tradespeople on the renovations and upgrades to make the cafe vision come to life throughout the pandemic. 

“We want to make a real impact in the area, but specifically with young people by making sure we incorporate initiatives that address issues and situations that they face every day.

"We aren’t just serving hot drinks, milkshakes, waffles and panini’s, but we will have services and groups available to everyone that can be utilised to have a positive impact on people’s futures.

"We know how much young people have missed out on and felt fear, pressure and the impact on their mental health.

"We wanted to create a safe space they can use to spend time with their friends and reconnect.

“There is so much more to come for Soul Cafe so we hope everyone will follow our journey and make sure to keep your eyes peeled for announcements on our additional services for the community.

"We hope to utilise and further build our relationships with local schools, charities and organisations to create a place that is a hive of activity for the people of Oldham and Greater Manchester."

If you’d like more information on Soul Cafe you can follow them on social media or check out their website at:

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