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St Francis and St Mary have taken the decision to be Fairtrade Churches, accredited by the Fairtrade Foundation. This means that we are committed to serving Fairtrade tea, coffee and sugar at church events and after services, and we try to use other Fairtrade goods where available.
There is also a regular Traidcraft stall run by Claire Bull which sells an amazing range of fairtrade food products. This can usually be found at St Francis’ on the first Saturday of the month at the Saturday Coffee Morning (10.30 to 11.30am in the Church) and after the 10.30am service the next day. The stall is run at St Mary’s Church after the 9.15am service on most other Sundays.
Claire is also happy to order craft items and to lend a copy of the mail-order catalogue to those interested in browsing further, for example for birthday or Christmas presents. Ordering in this way can reduce the usual costs of postage and packing. Contact Claire at the stall or on 020 8289 7576.
Remember, every purchase of Fairtrade goods makes a real difference to the lives of producing farmers and craftsmen, their families and their communities.
The Traidcraft catalogue is available online at www.traidcraftshop.co.uk. Find out more about the Fairtrade movement at www.fairtrade.org.uk.