The United Church Dorchester

United in faith, united in action

Fair Trade

The United Church has a long-standing commitment to Fair Trade. In 2004 a group successfully put together a bid for Dorchester to become Dorset’s first Fair Trade Town.
We continue to raise awareness of the importance of Fair Trade through sales in our Church Shop and by maintaining a presence at other events in the town.

As a Fair Trade Church, we aim to use Fair Trade products at all our church meetings and social events. 

We source our Fair Trade stock from various suppliers, but our biggest partner has always been Traidcraft, based in the North East. After a rocky 2018, we are pleased to report that they continue to trade successfully, and celebrate their 40th birthday this year. A recent Service of Thanksgiving in Newcastle Cathedral was a great opportunity to meet some of the staff who have worked so hard to turn the company around, and to have a look at some of the beautiful products now on sale for the Christmas season. Free catalogues are available in the Church Shop.





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