The Bishop of Manchester steps behind the counter of the city's newest venue on Wednesday to brew up for clubbers.
The Nexus Project will have a non-alcoholic bar
Bishop Nigel McCulloch will be at the unveiling of The Nexus Project, a creative arts centre and night time cafe in Manchester's Northern Quarter.
The Nexus Project, which opens on Saturday, is sponsored by the Methodist Church and Sanctus 1, a group which meets at Manchester Cathedral.
"Church is about being where people are," said the bishop.
The Methodist Church began renovating its little-used basement which opens onto Dale Street earlier this year.
"We have this amazing space that we want to use in a practical way to serve people who live and work here," said the Rev Cris Acher, who is behind The Nexus Project.
Nexus will also be a venue for film, art and gigs and host Sanctus 1, which is described as a contemporary expression of church for city-dwellers, especially the 18 to 40 age group which make up 80% of the city centre's population.
Opening at 2300 each Saturday, there will be a non-alcoholic bar, chill out tunes, and a safe place to order a taxi.
The night café is part of a broader 'City Centre Safe' strategy for people enjoying a night out in Manchester.
"I hope Nexus will become a place of friendship and welcome for people who live and work here,"said Bishop McCulloch.
"It's an example of how the Church can be relevant to a new generation."
The launch is taking place in the build up to Back To Church Sunday, a Greater Manchester churches' initiative to get people back to the pew.