Tagged with Shop Closure

Final Farewell from Wesley Owen

Final Farewell from Wesley Owen

MANY READERS will no doubt be aware that Wesley Owen, once the UK’s largest chain of Christian bookshops, is now no more. This post is simply for the sake of completion, drawing a line under what has been a prolonged and, for many, painful saga.

The closure of wesleyowen.com took place quietly earlier this year as part of a larger decision to transfer Authentic’s distribution services to Marston Book Services. All that now remains of the company is a notice, referring customers to Authentic. Continue reading

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Farewell to Horsham Christian Centre

Farewell to Horsham Christian Centre

CHURCHES IN HORSHAM, West Sussex, have been notified that attempts to keep Horsham Christian Centre open have failed and the Centre is therefore slated for closure at the end of this month, according to a report in the West Sussex County Times: “It is with a very heavy heart that the trustees of Horsham Christian Centre and … Continue reading

More Bookshop Closures: St Andrew’s, Bury St Edmunds; Beulah Books, Aberdare; and Jubilate, Stratford-upon-Avon

More Bookshop Closures: St Andrew’s, Bury St Edmunds; Beulah Books, Aberdare; and Jubilate, Stratford-upon-Avon

THIS WEEKEND saw the last day of trading for St Andrew’s Bookshop, Bury St Edmunds, closure announced in a brief notice on facebook earlier this month: “Just to let you know the shop (St Andrews Bury St Edmunds) will cease trading on Saturday 26th January 2013. Thank you all our customers for your support over the years.” This follows on from the closure of St Andrew’s Shirley branch in the run up to Christmas last year — also announced via facebook — and leaves the company, once fifteen branches strong, with only six stores plus an outlet at the Jesus Celebration Centre, Milton Keynes.
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News Roundup: 3 for 2 on Commentaries at Eden | Christian Focus enters the Blogosphere | Easter with IVP | Living Oasis: Where is the humanity? | St Andrew Press now with NBM

3 for 2 on Commentaries at Eden Christian Focus enters the Blogosphere Easter with IVP Living Oasis: Where is the humanity? Newcastle Cathedral Gift Shop Closure St Andrew Press now with Norwich Books & Music GOT NEWS? If you have news you’d like to see included in the next News Roundup, please get in touch. 3 for … Continue reading

Farewell to The Well, Fareham: blame for demise placed on online competition and “the growth of cafe culture”

THE WELL, FAREHAM, has become our latest casualty in the struggle to survive as shopping trends change.  According to a report at portsmouth.co.uk, the shop’s demise is attributable to both online competition and “the growth of cafe culture”, the very culture that Living Oasis and other recent initiatives such as Cornerstone, St Neots, are focusing on. … Continue reading