About us

Latte art on book with cake

How we started

Thirsty Café came into being when a group of local volunteers came together with the vision of opening an independent community coffee shop in Marcham. The purpose of the café is:

  • to provide an informal, welcoming and safe environment for the local community to meet
  • to serve good quality, affordable coffee, tea and refreshments
  • to facilitate and develop opportunities for community groups to meet
  • offer a rewarding and constructive volunteer programme
  • run an economically viable project with any profit reinvested back into our community

In March 2020 we officially registered with the Financial Conduct Authority as a Community Benefits Society with the legal name Marcham Community Café Limited. 

While the Covid-19 pandemic delayed our plans to open in a permanent building, we continue to work towards opening in a building when it is safe to do so. In the meantime we have launched an afternoon tea delivery service. Click here to find out more and order some delicious homemade goodies delivered to your doorstep.

Meet the team

Below are the volunteers who make up the Management Committee. 

Jay Finch
Jay Finch
Tamsin Gilbert

Tamsin Gilbert

Sarah Lunn

Sarah Lunn

Jill Rowe

Jill Rowe

Neil Rowe
Neil Rowe
Marie Simpkins

Marie Simpkins

Lucy Stevens

Jenny Warwick

Jenny Warwick


In spring 2021 when we hold our first AGM, all members will have an opportunity to stand and vote for members of the Management Committee. Find out more about becoming a member here

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at hello@thirstycafemarcham.co.uk.