Our lease is expiring.... so
CLC Bookshops Sheffield is moving at the end of April!!
Effective 1st May, if all goes well, our address will be
2 Church Street, SHEFFIELD, S1 2GN
just to the left of the Cathedral as you look from the tramlines.
Thank you for passing this BIG NEWS on to your friends, colleagues and church family.
After 11 years on Devonshire Street and almost 47 years on West Street, it's time to take on the mammoth job of uprooting and moving....
The bookshop team has prayed for many years for a better location and the new place has been strangely empty for about 18 months. Yes, we are taking this strategic move as God's provision!
The CLC team is excited and expectant at the thought of relocating next door to the Cathedral and so close to many shops and transport links.
Christian bookshops are destination stores. People go there for a reason; hardly anyone just "pops in" while they were passing. The West Street location - just five minutes' walk or so from Fargate or John Lewis but in the wrong direction - has not particularly helped the bookshop's ministry over the years. The local team and their colleagues in the wider CLC mission and ministry would love you to join with them in praying that this handy location attracts many new faces to the bookshop. Who knows how many will learn something about faith in the living and loving God as a result of the shop being more easily accessible?
Jan Burnham, the CLC manager, comments:
"We are thrilled at how the Lord has kept this strategic location for us! I mean, who would have thought that such a location would be empty for so long! Countless people over the years have said how they wish we were a bit nearer the shops and the Cathedral. Yes, this strategic move is most definitely an answer to many people's prayers!"
Revd Canon Keith Farrow, who is on the Board of the Cathedral Gift Shop and 1554 Coffeeshop, sees this move as a very positive development. He writes:
"We look forward to welcoming CLC as our near neighbours and see this as a very positive development for both the Cathedral and CLC. We have always been happy to direct customers to the West Street shop and CLC have done the same for us. We will be praying for them over the next few weeks as they prepare to relocate and continue to serve the community of Sheffield and also look forward to welcoming customers to the Cathedral and Coffeeshop!"
Please let your congregations and colleagues know about the move.
The (movable) goal is to open at 2 Church Street on 1st May. This might mean having to close CLC West Street for a short time at the end of April while stock is transferred. Thank you for your personal and congregational prayers as preparatory work is done at Church Street and as West Street is dismantled, boxed up, cleaned, perhaps repaired and painted... and eventually emptied. There is a lot to do in a short time...
If you want to know more about CLC or the move, please feel free to contact the bookshop on 0114 2724663 or email [email protected]