The United Church Dorchester

United in faith, united in action

Church Shop

Good news: shop now open four days each week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings for the usual hours of 10am - 12.30pm.

We are keeping in place our 'Covid-secure' systems to keep us all as safe as possible. These include limiting the number of customers to six in the shop at any one time, providing sanitiser, and suggesting that face coverings be worn. We are also still taking payment by cash or cheque only.

Do come and see us. We may not be able to talk for long but we look forward to seeing you and hearing your news.


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 Wednesday to Saturday each week

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.