Welcome to the website of The SACREd Trust, a Christian charity based in St Austell, Cornwall (registered charity number 1136059).
The name SACREd stands for St Austell Christian Resources and Education. The Trust was formed in 2010 by a group of local Christians supported by Churches Together in St Austell following the decision by Good News Crusade to give up its shop in High Cross Street. The initial aim of the Trust was to serve churches of all denominations in the town and the surrounding area with books and other Christian resources by taking over the running of the shop which was renamed SACREdplace.
Since that time the range of services offered from SACREdplace has expanded. We have identified a need to make Christian resources and gifts available to people who cannot easily get into town and have accordingly increased our SACREdbox outreach to churches and groups in St Austell and also in other towns. We are also expanding our prayer ministry, SACREdprayer, and offer a pastoral ministry in the shop to all who request it, whatever their faith or background - many people have commented that SACREdplace is like a haven or an oasis.
The Trustees of the Trust and the managers and volunteers of SACREdplace reflect the inter-denominational nature of Churches Together. We rejoice in the opportunity to get to know each other better, to put aside our differences and to serve our town together in the name of Jesus.
In addition to this website, you can find SACREdplace on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Google+. We also issue a monthly newsletter, SACREdnews.
For details of the Trustees, see our About page.
Most of the Trust's activity takes place at SACREdplace in High Cross Street, St Austell. This is not only a shop but also offers pastoral ministry and the weekly SACREdprayer group. We estimate that approximately 20% of our staff's time is spent on pastoral ministry and prayer.
The SACREdplace product range includes:
A wide variety of Christian books
Fairly traded food and gifts
Cornish books and maps
Copying, printing and laminating
Extensive second hand section
We are keen to promote fairly traded and ethically sourced products - for more information see our Fair Trade page.
Please check out the Featured Products section regularly - these pages highlight a variety of products from all sections of the shop and are updated frequently.
Normal opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday and Monday - closed
The SACREd Trust's AGM will be held on Wednesday 4th July at Mount Charles Methodist Church, Victoria Road, St Austell at 7.30 p.m. Please join us to review the last 12 months at SACREdplace and share our concerns and ideas for the future.