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The Vestry Shop

Clothes, Books, Bric-a-brac

In 2004, a small group of people asked whether the old Vestry might become an Op Shop to raise funds for much needed maintenance on the church buildings. That December, the Vestry Shop was born.

As a result, the Church has been open every day for conversation, prayer, and a chance to pick up a book, some fair trade coffee, or Chutneys prepared by the local RAR group.

The valuable funds raised have enabled extensive refurbishment and renovation of our entire suite of buildings – though there is always more to do – as well as funding the ongoing operations of the local congregation.

The Vestry Shop is open every day. We stock quality books and clothes and a range of household items. Donations are welcome.

A range of fair trade tea and coffee is available.

The local Rural Australians for Refugees provide a range of Kasaundi and Chutneys for sale. This helps them fund their Asylum Seeker friends with legal assistance.

The local Mens Shed keep a supply of serviced children’s bikes for us to sell, helping them to purchase helmets to go with their Refugee Bike program.

And much more...

Seasonal Jams and fresh fruit are often available – notably (but not only) from the Manse Fig Tree which brings a sizeable harvest.

From time to time, we extend the Vestry Shop into the Bay Room or Hall, with added bargains available.

Want to volunteer? Volunteering is a rewarding way of getting involved in our community; it is fun, it gives us a social outlet, and it achieves worthwhile goals for our community through its fundraising. Contact Jan or Margot.

Or just drop in for a chat sometime. The Vestry Shop is a welcoming place with a friendly face, and is always open for a conversation. Or if you need some space, the Church is a quiet space to sit and contemplate.