We run a range of youth cafes in various local churches in our area.
Since opening our first café in Banham it has been an inspiration for others in the area, especially after we appeared on BBC Look East. Integrate Youth For Christ now run cafes in parish churches in Burston and Banham as well as a youth café at Diss Salvation Army Community Church and another one in St Cuthbert's Church, Thetford (known as Pulse Youth café).
Banham Youth Café runs on a Friday night from 7.30-9pm and is the largest of our youth cafes. Over the years has attracted over 850 young people from Banham and the surrounding villages, with new youth coming regularly.
As well as serving a range of tuck and light snacks, the café in Banham boasts a full size pub pool table, table football, table tennis, various table top games and computer gaming with Wii, Xbox and a PS3 consoles.
During the summer we play volleyball, cage football or outdoor games in the churchyard.
Burston and Diss Youth Café both run straight after school every week in term time and in addition to table tennis, pool and games consoles, also include a craft or other activity. They also serve tuck and Burston Youth Café even serves pizza!
Pulse Youth Café in Thetford runs on every Tuesday in term time and also offers a pool table, a variety of board games, craft and games consoles, including a PS4. Currently at St Cuthbert's Church but due to move to The Hub, near Thetford Academy, in the new year.
Entrance to all our cafés is free and anyone from the local area of high school age is welcome to join us. Diss Youth Cafe and Pulse Youth Cafe in Thetford are also open to those in year 6. You can find more details and dates either on our current events page list or diary page