The United Church Dorchester

United in faith, united in action

Church Shop

January lockdown

Sadly we need to close the shop again . . . and since there will be no access to the church buildings during this lockdown, we cannot offer any of our normal services to our valued customers.

We shall of course open as soon as we are able to, and look forward to welcoming you back!

February update

In support of Fairtrade Fortnight, Traidcraft foods and beverages can again be ordered from the Church Shop via Susy (tel. 01305 260478), until the shop reopens in April. Milk chocolate Real Easter Eggs will be on a pre-order basis only. Some items are temporarily out of stock, but the long-awaited sugar and decaf instant coffee will be available in March.


Since opening, the Church Shop has become a focus for discerning shoppers in the town who enjoy the friendly atmosphere and the extensive range of Christian books, cards, CDs, DVDs, Fairtrade foodstuffs and gifts from Christian charities.

Many of the Fairtrade items we offer are unavailable at supermarkets or other food outlets and we are constantly updating our range as well as taking special orders from our customers who are seeking that special gift from the Traidcraft catalogue.

Church Shop

Open: 10.00 to 12.30 Monday to Saturday  

Shop phone number: 01305 262462

Manager: Margaret Knighton

The shop is staffed by volunteers and all profits go towards church funds and other charities.

New customers are always welcome!


We have built up an enviable reputation for our gorgeous greetings

card selection over the years, offering cards with and without Bible

texts, all of them tasteful and attractive along with prayer cards and

notelet packs at competitive prices and from a variety of suppliers.

Greeting Cards

Our book selection is carefully chosen and regularly revised 

and offers a comprehensive range of Christian-based subjects 

including lively children’s stories and activity books.

Looking for a gift for someone you cherish? Come and browse

in our shop where you can find reasonably priced,

ethically sourced jewellery, bags, purses, ornaments, 

tea towels and even mouse mats and “magic” mugs.


Our CD collection includes the Naxos range of classical music

as well as much loved brass bands, hymn selections,

sacred music and even retro jazz and easy listening favourites

to relax with after a long day - truly something for everybody.


Don't forget to take a look at our plant stall outside the door – our plants are just 50 pence each, are locally grown and donated by customers and friends.