Tea and coffee are always available at St Edward's, both in the vestry and in the Community Room, and for over 10 years, St Edward's has been committed to using Fairtrade tea, coffee, sugar etc whenever refreshments are offered on the site.

We also promote Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight. Many of the organisations that are based at the church contribute food and drink from time to time, and we ask everyone to respect the commitment to Fairtrade.

"Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world."

"By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives."

"With Fairtrade you have the power to change the world every day. With simple shopping choices you can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their future and lead the dignified life everyone deserves."

Learn more about Fairtrade here.