Anglican opportunity shop network
Many of our churches offer second hand clothes and goods to the community through an opportunity shop. Some of these are small concerns; others are very well developed with a commercial aspect. All of them are one of our public faces. All of them resource our church communities. All are ministry.
Opportunity shops are a great way of raising funds, providing affordable goods to people in need and acting as a point of contact with the community. Registry is the coordinating point for this informal network, organising Network meetings twice a year and producing a newsletter to help shop managers share ideas.
Opportunity shops can provide some of the financial backing needed for mission, whether for local parish or community causes, our Diocesan community care organisations or overseas aid organisations.