St. John’s Op Shop has conducted regular sales for many years and is widely known in the local community and beyond for offering an excellent choice and range of quality household goods, books and clothing at very reasonable prices. It is also valued by the parish and the community as a place to donate goods surplus to needs.
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Op Shop Sale Days
The Op Shop holds two sales per month, the second and last Saturdays of the month, from 9:00AM to 12:00 Noon.
2023 Op Shop Sale Days are:
January – 14 and 28 / February – 11 and 25 / March – 11 and 25 / April – 15 and 29 / May – 13 and 27 / June – 10 and 24 / July – 8 and 24 / August – 12 and 26 / September – 9 and 30 / October – 14 and 28 / November – 11 and 25 / December – 9
The first sale date in April has been adjusted, as Easter falls on 9 April.
The date of our 2023 Fete has not yet been determined, and Op Shop sales are usually held on Fete Day.
Volunteers are sought to help on Tuesdays and Thursdays with sorting and pricing, and on Sale Days for a variety of roles. Inquire at the Op Shop on Tuesdays or Thursdays, their sorting and pricing days.
Strong support comes from parishioners and the wider community through donations of goods. Donations of high-quality, clean clothing, housewares, toys, linens, and books are gratefully received, as are small appliances in good working order. Donations may be left on the tables outside the Op Shop at any time – but we ask that you do not leave donations on sale days or the day before a sale. Volunteers are typically working on Tuesday and Thursday mornings should you wish to bring your donation when the Op Shop is staffed.
- Do not donate anything you would not be prepared to buy, for example, broken or dirty goods. You would be surprised how many unsuitable donations must be thrown in the skip – at an expense to the church.
- The Op Shop cannot accept large furniture, TVs, computers, mattresses.
- Only donate Christmas decorations in November, as we do not have space to store these until the next year.
- While the Op Shop is grateful for all donations, please do not donate the day before a sale or during a sale.
The Friday Group – a hardworking and commercially astute group of men and women – sort, prepare and price goods in readiness for sale, and staff the shop on sale days.
Proceeds support St. John’s parish and a number of worthy charities.