St Peter's is a Fairtrade church. We are committed to supporting the work of Fairtrade which works towards a better deal for producers in the Third World and developing countries.
Our monthly Fairtrade stall sells a wide range of high-quality groceries and gifts on the first Sunday of each month, after morning service. We sell:
If there's something special you want, we can order it for you to pick up at the Sunday stall. Contact details below.
Next Fairtrade stall: Sunday 5th March
Many international companies who source goods from developing countries pay very low prices. This means that the people who produce the goods and food for us in Europe are trapped in poverty, while multinationals make huge profits. Fairtrade aims to change this, not through charity, but through trade. Products which have the Fairtrade logo are carefully sourced from farmers and workers in the developing world so that they get better prices, fair terms of trade, and have decent working conditions.
Traidcraft is a Fairtrade company with Christian values - it's a Christian response to poverty. By trading directly with poor producers, Traidcraft helps them work their way out of poverty. Find out more about Fair Trade.
Join us in fighting poverty through trade.
"But I can buy Faitrade from the supermarket. Why bother with a stall?"
You can buy Fairtrade goods from supermarkets, but if you buy from the church Fairtrade stall, Traidcraft benefits more than from supermarket sales.
With that extra money, Traidcraft can invest in changing more people’s lives. Find out more from this leaflet.
Yes! There is a wide range of really high quality goods, including aromatic ground coffee, tempting chocolate, and really tasty breakfast cereals. Many items are also orgnically grown and there are environmentally-friendly household products. It's as good as anything you'll get down the supemarket, if not better.
What's more, you can be sure that what you buy is not the product of a sweat-shop - your Fairtrade purchase will go to help farmers and producers earn a proper living.
If you're not sure, why not come and try out Fairtrade products and see for yourself?
The Fairtrade stall is normally held on the first Sunday of each month, so the next stall should be Sunday 5th March. Very occasionally it's not possible to run the stall but it's always announced in the parish notices - just check a couple of days before to make sure.
Come and browse in the Courthouse over coffee!