It is not such a rare thing these days to find a shop inside a Church building, but it probably was quite a radical move when Eye Church Shop was first opened over 25 years ago. The shop has always opened using volunteer help, and is a service to the community of welcome and information about the town. In 2006 the Church Shop linked up with local Fairtrader Sue Watson and since then Sue has gone on to manage the shop and increase the range of goods you can buy there, the proceeds from which either go towards the upkeep of the Church or towards small scale international development projects – depending on what you buy! The shop offers the community and visitors the opportunity to see a full range of fairtrade goods up close – and is a proud stockist of Traidcraft foods and gifts. We also have a fabulous range of jams and marmalades on offer, made by members of the Church choir, which are very popular with everyone!
If you are planning a visit to the Church – why not try to come during our opening hours – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11.00am-1.00pm. We also run a Coffee Morning held after the short 10.30am communion service on Fridays from 11.00am, serving fresh Traidcraft coffee, tea and biscuits. If you are bringing a party of friends along to visit the Church and would like the shop to be open for your visit (but your plans don’t coincide with our opening hours) do contact Sue on 01728 627834 and we will try to accommodate you.
Sue also organises occasional 2nd Hand Booksales which raise hundreds of pounds for the Church Development Appeal. Keep an eye on our upcoming events for details of the next one.
THE CHURCH SHOP IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS
It is not such a rare thing these days to find a shop inside a Church building, but it probably was quite a radical move when Eye Church Shop was first opened over 25 years ago. The shop has always opened using volunteer help – and the passion to keep it open has waxed and waned over the years.
Thanks to our supporters, benefactors and helpers, the church has acquired, among many new features, an assembly room and a magnificent historic organ, on which visiting international organists have performed. Our work continues. Our thanks go to all those whose support and generosity have enabled our church to flourish. On their behalf we would like to invite you all to visit Eye and its magnificent church… and to stay awhile to sample its worship, music and its welcome.