Monday - Friday
The Ship Centre supports Fairtrade
The Ship Centre is part of the ministry of Rainham Parish Church. It is situated in the village near the War memorial opposite the church. It was opened by the then Bishop of Barking, the Rt. Revd. Roger Sainsbury on June 8th 1995 as a teashop with a view to extending the church into the community of Rainham. It was the brainchild of the Revd. Tom Lynds, and a number of others, to purchase the old Goodwin's Hairdressers shop for this purpose. Grants and private donations from church members enables the work to go ahead with most of the work being tackled by men from the church itself.
That was 14 years ago and from small beginning selling cakes and sandwiches the Ship has grown into an established restaurant, serving full home cooked meals.
The Treasure Chest at the front of the shop also supports this work with a good range of cards, books and small gifts which are worthy of attention.
Apart from the main function of serving meals The Ship has a small function room which is used for other activities eg private meetings, church meetings and also funeral parties to name a few.
We have quite a few regular customers who enjoy lunches and the friendly atmosphere which The Ship offers, and there is always an ear at hand to share in their problems if need be. If not … just enjoy the lunch.
The Ship is open for anybody to enjoy Morning Coffee, Lunch or Afternoon Tea where you will receive a warm welcome.