The bookshop is opened in the front of the cafe. To visit, simply head to our centre on Church Street.

Telephone enquiries & orders:
Monday to Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm
01684 573702

Email enquiries & orders:

The Bookshop offers an extensive range of Christian literature covering Theology, Liturgy, Scripture and hymn books as well as novels and daily Bible Reading Notes. We also stock church supplies, including Communion wafers, Baptism candles, First Communion candles, Baptism certificates and Anglican stationery from Church House Publishing.

We also have a wide range of cards, pictures, diaries and other gifts.

Special or Bulk Orders

We have experience at negotiating bulk order discounts on many items including Bibles, hymn books and Sunday School resources. We regularly supply churches of all denominations as well as schools, colleges and other educational establishments. We can order through our special order service if books are not in stock. We also stock a wide range of greetings cards and gifts.
Please call the team to see how we can resource you or your organisation.

Book Reviews

Rosemary recommends God Among The Ruins by Mags Duggan

Where do we turn to when our world is falling apart.? It takes courage to hope to stand in our confusion, distress and grief and still believe that God is not helpless among the ruins. Mags Duggan writes from her own personal experience when this happened to her. It is written with a depth of real honesty, and her experience in what she writes. It can be felt in all sorts of circumstances when life seems to be falling apart. In the book we are guided by the prophet Habakkuk and his prophetic land marks, as we are drawn on a reflective journey through the tangled landscape of bewildered faith, through places of wrestling and waiting and on into the growth space of deepened trust and transformation. As we read we can perhaps discover for ourselves the value and practice of honest prayer, of surrender, of silence and listening and of irrepressible hoping.

David recommends With a Light Touch by Dr Ian Donald

Old age creeps up on us all. In an easy-to-understand and sensitive way, Dr Ian Donald considers the various challenges that come with age. He deals with practical issues such as medication, investigations, planning ahead, living wills etc. There is no medical jargon, and the book is relevant to a person coping themselves with ageing, or to a carer, or to medical workers. Written from a Christian perspective, this is a thoughtful, sensitively written book, that answers some of the questions that may trouble us in our later years.

Rod recommends Candles in the Dark: Faith, Hope and Love in a Time of Pandemic by Rowan Williams

Rowan has written a series of short reflections based on his lockdown experience. These are deeply personal, beginning with Rowan the man trying to see meaning and God’s purpose in the darkness of the pandemic. He is struggling like we have all struggled, and journeys with us, leading us to prayer. Read one reflection, and you will be led on a journey of thinking, reflecting, and praying. This short book is an accessible and stimulating read and a welcome addition to Rowan’s canon of writing. Wonderful!

Peter recommends How to Pray by Pete Greig

If, like me, you sometimes find it all very difficult, then this book is a must read. It is described as a simple guide for normal people. I found it easy reading and honest, with plenty of practical tips and examples. Probably the best book I’ve read this year.

Derek recommends Boundaries In Marriage by Cloud & Townsend

A useful tool for counselling marriage difficulties and setting agreed limits on the do’s and don’ts in a couple’s daily lives. Applying the 10 laws of boundaries can make a real difference. Once boundaries are in place, a good marriage can become better, and a less-than-satisfying one can be saved. Learn when to say yes, when to say no, and improve your relationship.

Janet recommends As Kingfishers Catch Fire by Eugene Peterson

Taken from a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins, the title of this book intrigued me. The main part of the book is a collection of 49 sermons, each based on a different section of the Bible and delivered to Peterson’s congregation during 29 years of ministry. Reading the book is an enriching experience, and I know when I get to the end I will want to start again at the beginning! “Peterson’s strikingly beautiful prose and deeply grounded insights usher us into a new understanding of how to live out the good news of the Word made flesh.” That sums it up well. Buy and be enriched!

David and Rosemary recommend A Certain Brightness

Philippa Wilson knows very well what it means to be depressed, and she has hung on to God – or trusted that God would hang on to her – through many episodes of depression. In each short chapter of this beautiful little book, she takes a 5 word quote from Scripture, reflects on it, and ends with a prayer and the verse of a hymn. The words bring hope and “a certain brightness” in times of despair. She also suggests ways to cope with depression, and advice for helping others who are depressed. For anyone who suffers from bouts of depression or anxiety this book will come with refreshing honesty, sensitivity, and encouragement. It’s a must.

Jerry recommends Singing In Babylon

Any book by Jeff Lucas is an easy read and full of Biblical wisdom. Using the Book of Daniel and Daniel’s story in exile, he shows us that even though life does not work out as we expect, God will use our ‘second choice’ to prosper us and give us hope and calm despite our fears and doubts.