Christian bookshop back in Bristol Posted on July 30, 2012 by samc Aslan Christian Bookshop, a new resource for Christians and churches, has opened at St Stephen’s City Church, Bristol. Central Bristol has been without a major supplier of Christian resources since January but now Aslan Christian Bookshop, like the Wardrobe gateway to Narnia, has a wealth to offer! New and pre-loved Christian and theological books, Bibles, children’s books, devotional and study notes, church supplies and Christian cards and gifts are all available. Manager Richard Greatrex, previously manager of Bristol’s SPCK and Bath’s Wesley Owen bookshops, says: “It is good to be back serving the communities of Bristol and especially exciting to be working with St Stephen’s. We’ve created a completely fresh and new bookshop which fills gaps left by the closure of SPCK and Wesley Owen and reflects the St Stephen’s mission and artistic vision. The Aslan Christian Bookshop team and I are very pleased to be part of the vital work of providing a wide range of resources to share the rich diversity of the Christian faith.” St Stephen’s is situated in this vibrant church with a lively café and an exciting ministry focussed on the interaction between faith, contemporary spirituality and the arts. Priest in charge Canon Tim Higgins, says: “I meet large numbers of people in the city who are spiritually curious. St Stephens in the city centre aims to explore stories and experience with Christ at the source. I am thrilled that this partnership has brought a bookshop that adds strength to this mission in the city. Now cafe, church and bookshop on one site bring hearts and minds to join the movement. Great news!” The shop is open from 10.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, with Saturday opening coming in the autumn. If you would like help in book selection, Richard Greatrex is there to assist. You can contact the Aslan team immediately by emailing email@example.com or calling 0117 9544824. Aslan Christian Bookshops are also at St Michael’s Church, Broad Street, Bath and St John’s Church, Keynsham. These new shops have been set up with Wiltshire-based online Christian bookseller A Great Read Ltd (www.agreatread.co.uk) but rely on volunteer-helpers to keep them open. If you are interested in giving a few hours a week to provide a much needed service to the local community then do please contact Richard.