Fairtrade

We support Fair Trade

‘What does the Lord require of us: to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God’ Micah 6:8.

As a Fairtrade Church we have committed to:-

Use Fairtrade products wherever possible (at least tea, coffee and sugar) and to share this information with congregants. 

Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight and integrate Fairtrade into the life of our place of worship through other faith-based holidays, sermons and services. 

Engage with other Fairtrade campaigns and connect with community groups, such as schools and towns, where possible.  

WHat is Fairtrade?

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.

By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.

With Fairtrade you have the power to change the world every day. With simple shopping choices you can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their future and lead the dignified life everyone deserves.

Traidcraft

We are a Traidcraft Trader and in addition to ordering supplies for church use individuals can also purchase goods from the Traidcraft catalogue. Traidcraft is the UK’s largest fair trade organisation, which was set up in 1979 to challenge the unfair way in which international trading systems are usually structured. Traidcraft is a Christian initiative which welcomes co-operation with all who share a concern for fairer trade.

If you would like to know more you can contact Richard & Rose Lancaster on 01275 790538 r.lancaster@blueyonder.co.uk

To find out more about Traidcraft you can visit their website at http://www.traidcraft.co.uk/