Christmas SORTED at The Dock!

Are you ready for Christmas?  Christmassy spirit?  Decorations?  Presents?  And a little bit of food for thought?  Well The Dock can help!


IMG_2125For Christmassy spirit, join us on Thursday 5th Dec at 5pm onwards at The Dock (and – if it’s dry – the area just outside) for toasted marshmallows, steaming punch, abseiling Santas, carols by candlelight and lots more…

Decorations?  It is a truth universally acknowledged that decorations should only go up once it is actually December.  But as soon as the calendar clicks over, we’re getting to work… From 3pm onwards on Sunday afternoon (1st Dec) we’ll be making the Dock all Christmassy – everyone welcome to join in!

And then we’ll be making our way over to the SS Nomadic for our next Sunday night service and some of that good food for thought.  This month the theme is CS Lewis, and we’ll have a couple of different people sharing what he has meant to their lives and their faith.  6pm on board – see you there!


2013-11-28 17.45.40And presents… Were you about to go online to start ordering some Christmas pressies?  It’s a bit impersonal, isn’t it?… doesn’t give you a steaming hot cuppa on a wintery day while you browse all the art and craft on offer.  And you don’t get to meet the face behind each individual gift.

So pay a visit to The Dock to get Christmas sorted this year…  We’re proud of supporting local suppliers, artists, photographers, bakers, sculptors, and home-made industries.  That means that a visit to Dock Cafe will supply you with all you need to purchase your Christmas presents from somebody local rather than a faceless online conglomerate.

You might pick up the perfect gift at the pop-up market stall – it’s being used all the time to sell home-made arts, crafts, knits and other thingamabobs (the only rule for hiring the market stall is: If you make it, you can sell it!)

And every day you can browse the huge range of art, photography and craft around the cafe – and then chat to a volunteer behind the counter to get the contact info, order forms or website details for every piece of artwork we display – from Tanya’s bendy Belfast, to Wesley’s panoramas, to Tim’s industrial photography, to Beverly’s local scenes, to Titanic prints or retro tourism posters – surely something for absolutely everybody!

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There – Christmas – SORTED!