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WELCOME

  • Does your church have a shop?
  • Or a bookstall?
  • Or even a sales shelf?
  • Or are you considering one of these?

Shops in churches and cathedrals help to extend the ministry of the church by providing a service for both pilgrim and visitor. Their profits make a valuable financial contribution to their church. To ensure this, they need to be effectively operated. Our organisation aims to help.

The Cathedral and Church Shops Association provides a forum for exchange of information amongst its members. It arranges a programme of events and meetings each year and advice is freely available to help with setting up and running a shop in a cathedral or church.

The CCSA is non-profit making and is the only organisation which exists solely to support the Church’s work through retailing. It has over 120 members from all parts of the UK and beyond, and is nondenominational. We would like to help your church too. Explore this site to discover more about the CCSA and its members.

 

CCSA mission statement

To create centres of excellence within the membership for the generation of income to support costs of mission, ministry and fabric through retailing, and other appropriate means.
 

CCSA Chairman Hugh Fearnall (left) pauses at the Westair stand during the Annual Trade Show held at St Andrew’s Hall in Norwich, November 2011