Fairtrade and food

By choosing to buy products with the FAIRTRADE Mark, we can all make a big difference to the lives of farmers in developing countries.

Canterbury became a Fairtrade Diocese in 2007 and to continue this we need a commitment from at least half of the churches in the Diocese to being a Fairtrade Church.

How do you become a Fairtrade Church?

You must be doing the following:

  • Use Fairtrade tea and coffee after services and in all meetings for which you have responsibility
  • Move forward on using other Fairtrade products such as sugar, biscuits and fruit
  • Promote Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight and during the year through events, worship and other activities whenever possible

Once you have achieved the three goals, simply complete the Church Application Form.

St Alphege, Whitstable has successfully gained Fairtrade status this year and found the process quick and very straightforward.

If you would like to talk to a Fairtrade Champion, please contact Canon Caroline Pinchbeck in the Communities and Partnerships Framework at the Diocese on 01227 459 401 or cpinchbeck@diocant.org