Our Church first gained the Fairtrade Certificate (Presented by the Fairtrade Foundation) in 1995, renewing in 2006 and most recently in 2014.
In order to renew the Fairtrade status our Church Council agreed to the following three goals
Use Fairtrade tea and coffee after services and in all meetings for which you 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
Moving forward -
St. Mary’s and St. Paul’s Churches are Fairtrade Churches. We are among the ever-
During Fairtrade Fortnight the Missions Global and Local committee along with the ecumenical Make Poverty History Group promote FT by helping to arrange a Thornbury Fair. Here we learn from an international Fairtrade producer. In Church we have decorated Fairtrade Cotton bunting, tasted chocolate and brought items for a Fairtrade Harvest.
Christian based Traidcraft was the first company to sell Fairtrade products. We thank Gill Denning for being Thornbury Traidcraft rep 1992 -
It is good to know that Thornbury and South Glos. Councils also have a commitment to Fairtrade.
Please support fair trade as individuals and when buying food, drink or cleaning products for Church use. Look out for the Fairtrade Mark displayed on a wide range of goods in our local shops and cafes.
Remember our Churches Fairtrade goals, our responsibility to support the small scale farmers co-