Lent in a bar! It’s kinda ‘Holy Joes’ Mk II – bit of input, lots of open debate, chance to explore, no pre-packed answers. Anyone welcome – ideal for non-churchgoers. Come and join in – or just listen.
Here at St Luke’s, we’re keen to support fairtrade companies. If a product is labelled ‘fairtrade’, it means the producers are paid a decent price for their products and labour, and have better working conditions. This counters the injustices of conventional trade, which often discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. In choosing where to spend our money, we can all do our bit to fight poverty and give people more control over their lives.
For Fairtrade Fortnight (24 February to 9 March), St Luker and former fashion designer Vikki Poole has put together her pick of the latest ethical products. In it, she gives a taste of the range and quality of clothes, jewellery, housewares and toiletries that have a positive, rather than negative, effect on the world. We think this issue is so important, we’ve given it its own page on the website. Visit www.saintlukeschurch.org.uk/fairtrade-fortnight/ to check out Vikki’s guide.
Don’t forget, St Luke’s also has a regular Traidcraft stall. Open every week after the 11am service, you can pick up basics such as rice, pasta, sugar, cereal, tea, coffee, dried fruit and chocolate. Let’s all get into the habit of picking up our groceries there, and putting our money where our mouth is.