There are four Christian bookshops operating in Staffordshire:
- The Methodist Book Centre, based in Gitana Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 1DY, sells a wide selection of books via its outlet, through church bookstalls and online via http://www.crfl.co.uk.
- Beacon Books operates out of the Beacon International Centre, Stafford, ST18 0GB. More information via this link.
- St Editha’s Bookshop is situated inside St Editha’s Church, Tamworth, selling books, cards and Fair Trade goods. More information here.
- The Lichfield Cathedral Bookshop, which is based at the back of the cathedral.
Additionally, the Second-hand Book Emporium located in Hassall Road, Alsager, ST7 2HH, has more than 50,000 books, including very strong Theology and Worship sections. It is open on Fridays and Saturdays. Details via this link.
The following Christian retreat houses lie in the county, each of which offers space for personal and/or group retreats:
- Alton Castle (http://www.kenelmyouthtrust.org.uk/altoncastle.html)
- Dovedale House, Ilam (https://www.dovedalehouse.org/)
- Shallowford House near Eccleshall (https://www.shallowfordhouse.org/)
- St Chad’s House in Leek (http://leekparish.org.uk/churches/st-chads-house/)
Fountains Counselling Service is staffed by local Christians who are also professionally-trained counsellors, or counsellors completing their training. Fountains provides counselling for adults around Stafford, Cannock, Stoke-on-Trent and Market Drayton. The service is available to adults of any faith or no faith, regardless of race, gender, class, ability, religion or income.
Fountains counsellors offer support for various life challenges, including anxiety, stress and depression, loss and bereavement, anger, abuse and relationship difficulties. For further information, click here. To explore the possibility of becoming a Fountains counsellor, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07980 387847.