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 have always aimed to use Fair Trade products at all our church meetings and social events. We were pleased to be re-awarded our Fair Trade Church status in 2020 by the Fair Trade Foundation.

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 celebrated their 40th birthday in 2019.  

Free Traidcraft catalogues are normally available in the Church Shop or visit the website at