We are pleased to have the status of a Fairtrade Church and will mark Fairtrade Fortnight with a Sermon, by the Vicar, at the 9.30AM Family Service on Sunday March 4th. We will also be supporting the Abergavenny Faitrade Forums’ social event at the Methodist Church Hall, Castle Street on Tuesday, February 28th.
Fair trade aims to help producers in developing or third world countries to make better trading conditions and promotes sustainability. The movement advocates the payment of a higher price to exporters as well as higher social and environmental standards. It focuses in particular on exports from developing( third world) countries to developed (first world)countries most notably handicrafts,cocoa, coffee, sugar, tea, honey, cotton, wine, fresh fruit and bananas, chocolate, flowers and gold.
At St Mary’s Priory we only use Fairtrade products at our events and encourage our parishioners to do likewise in their homes.
Fairtrade products are also used and sold at the Tithe Barn