St Mary's Church Charlbury with Shorthampton

Cornerstone at the Corner House

The Corner House is now home to a new community hub for Charlbury called the Cornerstone.  Set up by St. Mary’s Church with help from the Community Centre, the Cornerstone project commenced on August 10, 2020, when the doors will opened for the expanded Give & Take, the Learning Café and the Place to Talk.

Expanding the Give & Take with the help of Christine Elliott, and apple sharing, now allows Charlbury residents to have a year-round place to share excess local produce (look out for our daily list of fruit and veg) and continue to support our community larder.  St Mary’s will continue to manage financial donations to allow purchases of fresh food for local families.

The Learning Café will be run in conjunction with the Community Centre and the Youth Team.  Help on homework and mentoring may be provided.  We also have plans for the Learning Café to be a place for lifelong learning. 

A Place to Talk will bring advisory services to Charlbury in the next few months.  The Cornerstone is working with Citizens Advice Bureau and other service groups to give them a place to meet with Charlbury residents.

We are grateful to the Corner House for making space for the Cornerstone.  The Youth Team did a great job repainting the former library space, and we have cobbled together furnishings and bunting to add to the ambience of this new community space.  We are open Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm and Saturday mornings 10am – 1pm from 5th September.

If you would like more information on the Cornerstone, please contact us at cornerstone@stmaryscharlbury.co.uk or call us on 07510772764 during opening hours.