Bishop re-opens Children’s Society Charity Shop on Palace Street, Canterbury

On Friday 24 January at 10am, the Bishop of Dover, the Right Reverend Trevor Willmott, officially re-opened the Children’s Society charity shop, following its recent refit. Pupils from St Peter’s Methodist Primary School attended to help cut the ribbon.

The shop, which has been closed for several weeks for building works, is introducing a new line of ‘Shabby Chic’ – small furniture items, which are being made especially for the shop. Ladies, men’s and children’s second hand clothes, accessories, books, jewellery and bric-a- brac continue to be sold in the shop.

Mrs Margaret Willmott, who is the Bishop’s wife and Diocesan President for the Children’s Society, commented: “The work of the Children’s Society is very important to help care for those children who are disadvantaged or disabled. The Society has projects running in Kent including the Secret Jungle in Margate, a walled garden where disabled children and their families can feel safe and relaxed in a stimulating, play environment and the Intergenerational Programme which builds bridges between teenagers and older people.

“The profit from the Society’s shops, together with donations from the parishes, fund raising committees and Christingle collections helps to maintain this important work with the children who need our help.”

The Children’s Society charity shop in Canterbury is always looking for donated items to sell and also volunteers to help serve in the shop.

The opening hours are Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5.30pm.


Further information from:

Emily Shepherd, Director of Communications, Canterbury Diocese 01227 459 401, 07876 210 446,