All Saints Thelwall – Fairtrade
All Saints’ Thelwall is a fully registered Fairtrade church – our status was renewed in July 2020 and is valid for a further 2 years.
We use Fairtrade tea and coffee for all our refreshments and we hold a regular Fairtrade stall in church on the first and third Sundays of the month, as well as at special services and occasions during the year. These include a Fairtrade stall at the village’s annual Rose Queen event every June. During 2019 sales of fairly
traded goods at these stalls totalled just over £1,600.
Fairtrade features in a number of services throughout the year and there is an annual Fairtrade Coffee Morning held in church each Fairtrade Fortnight. This has become a very popular event (not least for all the yummy cakes made with many Fairtrade ingredients!) and in March 2020 around 60 people attended,
raising over £300 for the Fairtrade Foundation.
Two members of the congregation are regular volunteers at Warrington’s own Fairtrade shop, Fair4All, with one also being the Secretary of the Warrington Fairtrade Borough Steering Group. In August 2019, she accompanied representatives from the Fairtrade Foundation to Downing Street to hand in the “She
Deserves a Living Income” petition; Warrington had collected more signatures than any other town in the country and quite a few of these were gathered at our Fairtrade Coffee Morning!
Whilst the church has been closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the congregation has continued to support Fairtrade, with goods being ordered by phone and delivered to doorsteps.
For any further information on Fairtrade at All Saints’ please contact Trish Powell on 01925 601554.