Square Corner was developed as part of St Mary’s Church by the Rev Geoffrey Fraser nearly 40 years ago. In that time it has been used as a church office, a day centre for older people, for ‘Sunday School’ and for coffee mornings.
Today Square Corner plays an increasingly important part in the life of the Church and village, and is used regularly for mid-week small groups, Sunday morning youth and children’s work, coffee mornings and by a number of community groups. It is also used as a place to offer hospitality in the form of soup lunches, cream teas or shared meals and for courses and events such as the Lent Course, Youth Alpha and Christianity Explored.
Over the last five years we have established a number of new programmes supporting families and children across the area. Square Corner also provides a venue for our After-School Café on Wednesdays.
We believe that all people are of equal worth and so respect is a core value in Square Corner. We want the people who enter Square Corner to know that they are accepted for who they are, and that they will not be judged. We value partnerships with other agencies and individuals who share our values and seek to help those in need regardless of religion, ethnicity or nationality.
"The redevelopment of Square Corner is inspired by our Christian beliefs and desire to respect and serve others through hospitality, listening, working to alleviate poverty and injustice, and encouraging people. I hope Square Corner will offer a creative space which will inspire the whole community to make a difference." Rev Selina Garner.
In case you weren’t sure, Square Corner is run by St Mary’s Church Uffculme. Our legal name is Uffculme Parochial Church Council and we are also registered as Charity 1146940. We value partnership with all agencies and individuals who share our values, and we seek to support people in need regardless of their faith.