The objectives of the trust are:
- To sell Christian literature and other material of a Christian nature.
- To sell light lunches, homemade cakes and refreshments within a peaceful, supportive environment.
- To assist and support churches, charitable organisations and activities for the promotion of the Christian faith. We aim to serve the whole church regardless of tradition or local bias, and to do so in a sensitive, gentle and respectful way.
- We are committed to serving our local community in positive ways including providing bookstalls for churches and other organisations, and supporting Gateway, a local charity supporting very vulnerable people, and our local Food Bank.
The Mustard Seed is a popular café where we aim to share the Christian message, and be a resource for visitors and local people as well as for encouragement on life’s journey.
The bookshop is situated just across the road from All Saints Church where the well-known and highly successful ‘Keswick in Devon’ bible week is held in March attracting visitors nation-wide and during which we run a book stall on site.
Sidmouth hosts the Folk Festival the first week of August. This event also attracts thousands of people of all ages to the town. The shop is ideally situated to draw many people in to purchase food and literature.
The shop employs a manager, assistant manager and a baker. People from the local community give their services voluntarily and always have time to talk to our customers. We ask for your understanding when being served as some of the volunteers are on work experience or have needs in other ways. We aim to give you the best service possible.
The shop has free WIFI connection for your use.