Shop, foyer stalls, appointments, deliveries, sale or return

Shop and foyer stalls

Every Sunday we spread out displays of goods in the church centre foyer between 10.15 and 11.45. Please also go into our small shop off the foyer if you’d like to see the rest of our stock. Come and see lots of new stock as well as your old favourites. Cash, cheques, cards and payments by mobile wallets are all accepted. Whether you are attending a service at St Andrew’s or simply passing by come in and take a look.

Shop open on Wednesdays 11.00 to 12.00.

Coffee & Company is in the foyer on the first Friday of each month 10.00 to 12.00 with the shop open alongside. Open to all. You can browse in the shop or enjoy coffee, tea and cake in the foyer or, even better, do both.

Delivery Service

Free and contactless delivery service in Bedford and the immediate surrounding area. There is no minimum order. Order anything from the Traidcraft catalogue, from our Grocery list , or anything you’ve seen in our shop or on this website. Need a physical copy of the Traidcraft catalogue and/or our price list for groceries and other essentials? Just ask via the contact details below. You can also browse online the current Traidcraft Catalogue turning the pages just as you would with a paper catalogue https://www.traidcraftshop.co.uk/traidcraft-catalogue

To order: phone Brenda Mayoh our buyer and delivery service organiser on 01234 268574 and dictate your order or email your order to fairtrade@standrewsbedford.org Please give your name, address, telephone number and/or email address + as many details of the item as possible such as code (if there is one), name of item or a description, size if applicable, quantity and price.

Our volunteers deliver on foot or by bicycle or by car according to the size of your order and the distance involved. The volunteer will agree with you a suitable day and time to deliver. You may also place orders for later collection from the shop.

Pay for your order by BACS or alternatively, with your agreement, we will email you an invoice and you will be able to pay safely and easily by credit or debit card via a link in the email. Smartphone users may prefer to opt to receive a payment link by text. You may also pay for orders by cash or cheque or card in the shop or by leaving your cash or cheque payment at the church office in the foyer.

Need to shop at a different time?

If our opening hours don’t suit your timetable why not make an appointment to come at a good time for you? Visit on your own or with your partner or a friend or two and browse at your leisure. Shop appointments are possible throughout the week (including evenings) except for Sundays. To agree and day and time for your visit contact Lynn Herron Shop Manager on 07897 782765 or email fairtrade@standrewsbedford.org

Sale or Return

Interested in trying to sell fair trade products but put off by issues about the capital expense of buying products, storage, uncertainty about what will sell and maybe the problem of ageing food stocks? We offer ‘sale or return’ facilities which you can use on a regular or occasional or one-off basis. Let us know when you’d like to borrow stock, we can make up a pack for you of the sort of goods you’d like or you can arrange a time to come and make your own choice of goods from the shelves. Return unsold products, pay for the goods you’ve sold and that’s it until the next time. We will also obtain for you any goods ordered by your customers, so you won’t have the problem of reaching minimum quantities for orders from suppliers. We order weekly from Traidcraft plc and regularly from a wide range of other fair trade suppliers. If you’d like to book or discuss this option please contact Lynn Herron Shop Manager on 07897 782765 or via fairtrade@standrewsbedford.org

Queries?

For general queries about Fairtrade at St Andrew’s, our shop at St Andrew’s Church Centre, Kimbolton Road, Bedford MK40 2PF, and the services we offer, please email the Shop Manager Lynn Herron at fairtrade@standrewsbedford.org or phone Lynn on 07897 782765

You can also follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fairtradeatstandrews

St Andrew’s Church

This website is all about Fairtrade at St Andrew’s but if you’d like to know more about services and activities and events at St Andrew’s take a look at the church website: https://www.standrewsbedford.org or find the church on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/StAndrewBedford