At least four Christian bookshops operate within 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.
- The newly-opened 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, situated opposite the Cathedral at 9, The Close, Lichfield, WS13 7LD. Full details here.
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.
Fountains Counselling Service
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.
Evangelistic DVDs free to local churches
‘My Hope,’ a sub-division of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is offering two professionally-produced evangelistic DVDs free of charge to every church in the UK with the purpose of pointing people to Jesus. Each DVD runs for 25 minutes and consists of testimonies of people from different backgrounds whose lives were transformed by an encounter with Jesus. The DVDs are suitable for use with home groups, youth groups, mother-and-toddler groups etc. E-mail Midlands ‘My Hope’ co-ordinator Tracy Simpson via this link.
Action on Hearing Loss
Action on Hearing Loss (formerly the Royal National Institute for the Deaf) provides care and support to people with hearing loss, deafness and tinnitus. Its staff are eager to visit churches to talk about the challenges of hearing loss. Possibilities include input to a Sunday service or running an information stand at a midweek event. To discuss a visit to your church or organisation, phone Rhianna Cooper on 07436 270566 or e-mail via this link.