St John’s Church, Harborne

Birmingham, UK, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarSt John’s Harborne Repair Cafe – Birmingham

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

We are holding a Repair Cafe as part of the Community Cafe at St John’s Church, Harborne.

We have skills in repairing household items, appliances and devices of all kinds – including domestic appliances (toasters, vacuum cleaners etc) but also pretty much anything else you can think of (toys, electronic items, battery-operated clocks, clock radios etc).

Obviously we can’t promise to repair everything, but we can promise to have a good look and do what we can, hopefully share some knowledge and a cup of tea as we do so.

We can’t help with items that need specialist skills – such as mobile phones with damaged screens or mechanical (ie wind-up) clocks although if in doubt do come and speak to one of our volunteers or send us an email.

So if you have a broken appliance, electrical or electronic device please bring it along and we’ll see how we can help. All our work is free of charge, and offered as service to the community by St John’s Church.

We believe we should be good stewards of the earth God has given us, which means repairing, reducing, reusing and recycling resources.

We also want to serve the community that we love, so we offer this service as a free gift.

We might be able to repair your item, we might not; but we believe in a God who can restore, repair and renew every person and every situation.

The cafe is open from 10:30am to 12:30pm, and do please come even if you don’t have anything to repair, as there will be tea, cakes and community!

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High St, Harborne, Birmingham B17 9PT, UK

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St John’s Harborne Repair Cafe – Birmingham

We are holding a Repair Cafe as part of the Community Cafe at St John's Church, Harborne.

We have skills in repairing household items, appliances and devices of all kinds - including domestic appliances (toasters, vacuum cleaners etc) but also pretty much anything else you can think of (toys, electronic items, battery-operated clocks, clock radios etc).

We are also happy to help with repairs to broken wooden, plastic and other similar items.

Obviously we can't promise to repair everything, but we can promise to have a good look and do what we can, hopefully share some knowledge and a cup of tea as we do so.

We can't help with items that need specialist skills - such as mobile phones with damaged screens or mechanical (ie wind-up) clocks although if in doubt do come and speak to one of our volunteers or send us an email.

So if you have a broken appliance, electrical or electronic device please bring it along and we'll see how we can help. All our work is free of charge, and offered as service to the community by St John's Church.

We believe we should be good stewards of the earth God has given us, which means repairing, reducing, reusing and recycling resources.

We also want to serve the community that we love, so we offer this service as a free gift.

We might be able to repair your item, we might not; but we believe in a God who can restore, repair and renew every person and every situation.

The cafe is open from 10:30am to 12:30pm, and do please come even if you don't have anything to repair, as there will be tea, cakes and community!

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Restart Party Do’s and Don’ts

DO

  • Check if your device is still within warranty, you may be eligible for a free repair, replacement or a refund. (Which? helps in the UK).
  • Take responsibility for your device and your data. Our volunteers are here to help you learn to fix your gadget, not to provide a free repair service. Get involved!
  • Backup your data. We can’t be responsible for your cat pics, so please back up your device before you come. (Of course you already do this once a month, right?)
  • Charge up your device and bring all leads.
  • Get in touch with organisers if you have any questions about whether a fix is possible.

DON’T

  • Assume repairs will be successful. We help fix over half of devices at our events. Even if your repair is unsuccessful, you will learn about your device and why it failed.
  • Expect us to have spare parts. But we can help you source them. Often people visit twice: first we’ll help diagnose the fault, then you source the spare part, and on your return we’ll help you do a replacement.
  • Attempt a mobile screen repair just to save money. DIY mobile screen repair is a learning opportunity first and foremost. Please see our advice page first.
  • Bring a microwave.