St Peter’s is a Fairtrade Church
What does the Lord require of us: to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God Micah 6:8
What’s the use of saying you have faith if you don’t prove it by your actions? James 2:14
Fairtrade churches make the connection between trade and poverty; supporting the ethos of fair trade for all where producers are treated with dignity, respect, equality and fairness. Fairtrade does this by giving producers of goods the chance to sell them at fair prices so that they can begin to climb out of poverty and become self-sufficient. Without Fairtrade, growers and craftspeople are at the mercy of large, multi-national companies who buy at artificially low prices and then make huge profits for their shareholders. Fairtrade churches commit to using Fairtrade products including tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits.
St Peter’s has agreed to:
• Use Fairtrade tea and coffee after services and in all meetings for which we have responsibility
• Move forward on using other Fairtrade products such as sugar, biscuits and fruit
• Promote Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight and during the year through events, worship and other activities whenever possible
Regular Fairtrade stalls
These were held in church for many years. This is no longer possible but we are currently considering the feasibility of continuing to enable the church community to purchase Fairtrade goods. More information will appear here in due course.
In 2016 we celebrated ‘Fairtrade Fortnight’ by giving away home-made muffins, made with Fairtrade ingredients. The recipes for these are on the ‘Muffins’ page.
For Fairtrade Fortnight in 2017 we baked biscuits to give away, using Fairtrade ingredients. The recipes are on the ‘Biscuits’ page.
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