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St Andrew’s Fair Trade Shop has been running as a permanent Fair Trade shop for over 40 years.

The Shop is situated within St. Andrew’s complex. We sell food and crafts, all of which are Fairly Traded, which means that the farmers and producers are given more for their labour than by traditional commercial sources.

Looked after by a team of volunteers, who are always willing to assist you in purchases of fairly trade items including: food, jewellery, clothing and other household goods.  We offer a wide range, with stock turning over regularly, and always at competitive prices.

Surpluses are put back into the shop, and at the end of each financial year the committee meet to agree which mission endeavour they will support with monies in excess of £5,000 supporting work both home and abroad.

So why not come over and take a look and if your church would like to have items on Sale or Return, speak with our manager Katharine or see details below.

Shop Opening Hours

Usual opening hours:
  • MONDAY              10.00am-12.30pm and 2.30pm-4.30pm
  • TUESDAY             10.00am-12.30pm and 2.00pm-4.00pm
  • WEDNESDAY     10.00am-12.30pm     
  • THURSDAY         10.00am-12.30pm and 2.00pm-4.00pm
  • FRIDAY                 10.00am-12.30pm     
  • SATURDAY          10.00am-12.00pm     


What does the Shop Sell?

* Fair Trade Food – teas, coffees, biscuits, chocolate, fruit, nuts, sauces, rice, pasta etc

* Fair Trade Crafts – jewellery, bags, scarves, wooden, silver, glass, pottery, stoneware items and more.

* Christian Books – from CLC in Tonbridge (changed monthly)

* Greetings Cards – from commercial sources as well as Fair Trade cards

* Nearly New Items – ladies clothing, china, glass, toys etc

* Second-hand Books – very popular and always changing


Guest Artists

Local Artists are invited to display and sell their creations for one month at a time, with a small commission being given to the shop. See Guest Artist Page.


Further Information


All of the money the shop makes is given to various charities either in the third world or within the UK.


All staff are unpaid volunteers. Further volunteers (subject to interview), to cover emergencies and to increase opening hours would be welcome.

Sale or Return Service

If you are from another church: We operate a Sale or Return service for church groups, schools or other appropriate organisations. Please contact Katharine Garland via the church office for details.


As well as a huge range of volunteers the Fair Trade Shop Committee comprises:

  • Katharine Garland – Chairman
  • June Dean – Product Manager Food
  • Doreen Dixon – Secretary and Manager Nearly New goods
  • Jan Dyer – Assistant Treasurer
  • Jean Jordan – Product manager Cards
  • Jackie Fichtmuller – Manager Staffing
  • Jean Saggers – Product Manager Crafts
  • Carl Warren – Treasurer
  • Barbara Farnham – Committee Member