- United Kingdom
Update Jan 29, 2008
WE HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE - THE SHOP IS STAYING OPEN
Just to let you all know that we have had a meeting this morning with the Managing Director of Wesley Owen and they have reversed their decision -we are staying open!
This is subject to Mullers (the landlord) agreeing to a rolling lease, but they are confident that this will be acceptable.
The decision to keep us open is as a direct result of the passion of the staff and the Christians of Weston Super Mare who have either signed the on line petition or written with their concerns - so thank you all so much for your support.
IT IS NOW EITHER USE IT OR LOSE IT
They will be reviewing the situation annually so please continue to support us so that we might retain this vital outlet.
With many thanks to you all
It has been proposed that the only Christian bookshop in Weston Super Mare, be closed permanently sometime in March 2008. It is at present in a three week consultation period, which is to allow for any ideas or opinions to be submitted, which may reverse this decision.
There has been a Christian bookshop in the town, for at least the last 50 years, and despite the growing trend in internet buying, we feel that there is still a need for this outlet.
Weston Super Mare is a growing town with a growing Christian community. It is also a town with many older residents, who would not be able to travel to Bristol to purchase Christian books and music. Many of these same residents do not have access to the internet, or indeed have the knowledge to do so.
The Christian bookshop is more than a shop, it is a place of safety, where many come to find a listening ear or to share an experience.
For almost every other book topic or music there are numerous outlets in the town. Not so for Christian books and music. In this day and age of ever decreasing values, surely this is a sad reflection of our times. This is heightened by the fact that a nearby outlet specialising in witchcraft, is thriving.
We in this country have the luxury of worshipping freely, whilst others in foreign lands are daily tortured and executed for there faith. Would we as Christians, not then be negligent if we did not fight to retain this invaluable Christian resource?
It is for these reasons that we invite you to sign this petition.
We the undersigned passionately believe that a Christian bookshop in Weston Super Mare, is not only necessary but vital.
The Save Our Christian Bookshop petition to Christians was written by Norma Jones and is in the category Religion at GoPetition.