Through Fair Trade

 

A church committed to Fair Trade

As part of our commitment to see a more just world, we are a fair trade church. Where ever possible we use fair trade products including tea, coffee, sugar and wine. We also actively encourage our congregations to buy fair trade. We also have a traidcraft stall at the back of church that is often open at the end of the morning services.

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.  Fair trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalised producers and workers. Read more about fairtrade.

Traidcraft fights poverty through trade, helping people in developing countries to transform their lives. Established in 1979 as a Christian response to poverty, Traidcraft are the UK's leading fair trade organisation. They run development programmes in some of the poorest countries in the world, and campaign in the UK and internationally to bring about trade justice.  Traidcraft catalogues are available at the Fairtrade stall. Read more about Traidcraft.

Each year in November we organise an Alternative Christmas Market that promotes ethical, eco-friendly, fairtrade and other charitable producers.