Fair Trade shop at Emmanuel Church in Stoughton

The Fair Trade shop in the Parish Centre at Emmanuel Church, Stoughton.

Why not try the Fair Trade shop at Emmanuel Church in Stoughton for some slightly different Christmas presents?

What word would you immediately put after the word ‘Fairtrade’? Would it be tea or coffee or perhaps bananas? There are so many more products that bear the Fairtrade mark, marmalade, peanut butter, pasta, jam, olive oil, the list could go on and on. However there are also lots of products other than food items that are fairly traded, beautifully crafted items showing the skills of their artisan producers, leather goods, carved soapstone, intricate silver jewellery, hand-made paper notebooks, scarves, felt decorations, another whole list that could go on and on. In the Parish Centre at Emmanuel Church in Stoughton, we have many such goods in our Fair Trade shop. As Christmas approaches, and you may be looking for gifts for friends and family, why not call in and find that slightly unusual present. You will also be helping people whose lives are blighted by poverty and have little way of improving their life-situations. Your purchase will bring them hope. We also sell cards and nearer Christmas will have lots of charity Christmas cards available. The church makes no money from the Fair Trade shop, all profits are given away to projects whose aim is to improve the lives of the poorest in the world. You will also find within the Parish Centre a refill station where you can fill up your own container with washing-up liquid, hand-sanitiser, laundry liquid or fabric conditioner. And you might like to visit the café offering hot drinks, soup, paninis and delicious cakes.

The Fair Trade shop & café are open Monday – Thursday, 9.15am – 2.15pm during term-time. We hope to welcome you soon.

We are working on creating an online shop showing all our goods, which we hope will be up and running from November onwards. Please take a look on www.emmanuelchurch.co.uk/fairtrade/