We as a Church at Fairhaven Methodist have been a supporter of Traidcraft for over 10 years. 
Traidcraft sells many quality Fairtrade products from trading partners who are community based enterprises and associations of smallholder farms.  As well as paying fair prices, Traidcraft can give access to credit, allowing producers to buy raw materials, and give support through training programmes. Traidcraft buys from around 100 groups in over 30 countries.
 Many food and gift items can be purchased through a catalogue, which is availble from a representative at Church.  By buying these products we are enabling the producers to get a fair price for their goods and help them to look after their families by feeding their children and letting them get a good education.


We are committed to supporting the work of Christian Aid both within our church congregation and, importantly, outside the church – witnessing our faith by being active fundraisers in the local community.

Fairhaven Methodist Church has a team of volunteers who hold a House-to-House Collection during Christian Aid Week in May every year. In 2013 we raised £1085 towards the Lytham St Annes total of £12,587. In 2014, 7 collectors will visit 422 addresses, delivering and collecting 486 envelopes.

We are active supporters in other ways too:

  • We host an annual Christian Aid Lunch
  • We volunteer in the Store Bucket Collections at Booths and Marks and Spencer’s.
  • In 2013 a sponsored fast by 2 members of our church raised £550 for the Christian Aid Partnership project.

We are always looking for new volunteers to join our team and anyone interested in helping with the work of Christian Aid should contact Anne Spooner at the church.

“Faith by itself, if not accompanied by action, is dead.”

James 2:17