Category Archives: Fair Trade

Holy Week 2017, Events in Coniston

Good Friday

Here is the latest info for what is going on in Coniston, Cumbria for Holy Week:

  1. Fair Trade Coffee Morning, St. Andrew’s Church, Coniston 10:30 to noon, Wednesday, 12 April, 2017
  2. Open Prayer Space, St. Andrew’s Church, Coniston 10:30 to noon, Wednesday.
  3. Prayer & Praise, St. Andrew’s Church, Coniston 12 noon, Wednesday.
  4. Maundy Thursday, Methodist Chapel, Coniston, Service and Bring & Share Supper, 7 p.m., Thursday, 13 April 2017
  5. Good Friday, Walk of Witness, Old Hawkshead Road at Coniston Church Yard, 11 a.m., Friday, 14 April, 2017
  6. Easter Sunday, Sunrise Service, 7:30 a.m., Lake Shore by Bluebird Cafe, followed by bacon butties at cafe.
  7. Easter Sunday, Celebrate Easter at St. Lukes Torver 9 a.m.; Christian Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Coniston Primary School; Methodist Chapel, Coniston, 11 a.m.; St. Andrew’s Coniston 11 a.m.;

We welcome all to participate in the events leading up to the greatest day on the Christian calendar.  Blessings to you all!


Big Breakfast Events

The following events are taking place to celebrate Big Fairtrade Breakfast:

Sunday March 6th, 10 – 11.30am.
Big Breakfast at The Old Schoolroom Torver
[Following the 9am. Mother’s Day service]
Walkers, cyclists, bikers, riders, drivers…
Everyone welcome whatever your mode of transport!
Quality Local and Fairtrade produce used.

WEDS MARCH 9TH, 9am – 10am.
Big Breakfast at St. Andrew’s Coniston
Come and enjoy a warm bowl of porridge, toast, Fairtrade marmalade or honey and of course Fairtrade coffee and tea!
[Followed by the usual Fairtrade Coffee Morning]

If you would like to come along to help at either event, you will be most welcome.


Big Fairtrade Breakfast

Martin Luther King Jr,  A Christmas sermon on peace, 1967.

FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 29th Feb – 13 March 2016

So maybe this morning you enjoyed coffee from Kenya, cocoa from Cote d’Ivoire, tea from India, sugar from Malawi and juice from Brazilian oranges…not forgetting bananas from Colombia!
Hopefully they were Fairtrade!
Fifty years on from Martin Luther King’s famous speech, our lives are more closely entwined than ever. That is why it is a scandal that the people who grow the food we take for granted can’t always feed their own families.   They do not have food security.
We can do something to tackle this injustice and support farmers and workers to put food on their families’ tables, by harnessing the power of a Fairtrade breakfast.
Get behind Fairtrade Fortnight and join in the…
As we are a Fairtrade Town will you help us get as many people as possible to eat a Fairtrade Breakfast in this community during Fairtrade Fortnight?
Fairtrade Breakfasts will be happening throughout the UK…can you and/or your organization take part in the biggest breakfast the world has ever seen? Go to and for resources and links for more information visit and
What counts as a Fairtrade Breakfast?
Each person eating one Fairtrade foodstuff and drinking one Fairtrade beverage qualifies and it can be any time of the day! You might have a bowl of Fairtrade muesli with a cup of Fairtrade tea at home, a coffee break with Fairtrade chocolate muffins at work, attending a BIG BREAKFAST, or grabbing a Fairtrade banana and orange juice…they all count – as long as they are registered.
So will you help?

Bring the BIG FAIRTRADE BREAKFAST to Coniston and Torver!
There are 3 simple steps to get involved:
1. Organise your own breakfast.
2. Inspire others to host a breakfast.
3. Register your breakfast on the totaliser at
Do let your local Fairtrade Team know [Every Weds. At St Andrew’s] what you are doing and if they can help.

Together we can make a difference!


I Witness Now On!


Village de Solidarite - new houses built by Christian Aid.


Fair Trade at St. Andrew’s

Every Wednesday, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., we are blessed to have a Fair Trade stall at St. Andrew’s church.  Here you will be able to find nourishment for body and soul.  Homemade soup and fair trade biscuits, coffee and tea are served by warm and friendly volunteers. A stall of fair trade goods is there just in case you want to do a little shopping.  The fair trade stall is just inside the door of the church and if you walk through the doors to the nave, you will be able to find some quiet space in which to meditate, bring your cares and concerns to the Lord and hear what God is saying to you.


Hatti Trading brings Kirsten to Coniston

Friday, 3 August, 7:30 p.m. at the Methodist Church.

Kirsten, the daughter of Mike and Audrey Salts, will be giving a talk about the work of Hatti Trading, which helps release young Nepalese and Indian women from poverty by selling their creations.  Some of their hand bags will be available for sale on the night.  Come out and support a good cause and learn about this important work.