Upton Methodist Church
Our Café is open during school term times, serving Fairtrade tea and coffee. Traidcraft products are on sale too.
As well as providing coffee and conversation, it hosts regular meetings of a Book Circle and Knit'n'Natter, Family History and crafting groups. Why not come along – we look forward to seeing you!
✦ For more information contact: ✉ Welcome Café
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Traidcraft was established in 1979 as a Christian response to poverty, combining a trading company and a development charity. Their mission is to fight poverty through trade, practising and promoting approaches to trade that help poor people in developing countries transform their lives. Traidcraft builds lasting relationships with producers, supports people to trade out of poverty and works to bring about trade justice.
Traidcraft is a Christian-based organisation and what they believe is at the heart of their desire to see justice for poor people. In the 19th Century, the church played a central role in bringing an end to the slave trade, but Traidcraft's role in making fair trade the widespread and well-known phenomenon it is today has been no less significant. For many years it was the lone voices of Christians holding a Traidcraft stall in their church and asking for fair trade in their supermarkets who were the backbone of the growing Fairtrade movement.
Today, Fairtrade is a global movement, well-established in the mainstream and available in many shops and outlets, and for that we thank God. It truly is transforming the lives of millions of poor people. But the job is not done! The church's role is as significant today as it ever was as dedicated fair trade organisations like Traidcraft fight to bring the benefits to those who need it the most and to expand fair trade into new areas.