As a Christian resource centre we sell a selection of Bibles, books, cards, CDs, DVDs, gifts and teaching materials, along with the opportunity to browse, handle and compare resources and make an informed decision before buying. This is also helpful for those who are unable to access the internet or prefer to shop in store. We also offer a counselling service for the local community.
A Street Ministry There are many opportunities for staff to minister to people’s emotional and spiritual needs and pray with them. Some Christians need an opportunity to share burdens with somebody who are not a member of their own church or their immediate circle of friends. We offer a place where people can find a listening ear in times of difficulty and stress. These are opportunities to help members of the public at times of need or when they are starting to enquire about the Christian faith.
A Mission Opportunity Many churches pray and give financial support for mission at home and overseas but do not recognise the self-financing mission in their own High Street. We are an extension to local church mission with opportunities to connect to people who may not be reached by other means. Not only do we represent a Christian presence on the High Street, the shop window itself offers an opportunity to convey the good news of Jesus. The needs of the world and of individuals are still, we believe, met by the message of the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Open When Churches Are Closed We are open seven hours a day, six days a week, at times when people are shopping or going about their daily business. Most churches are closed at such times.
To help keep Canaan open on the High Street six days a week, please do:
Visit and shop at Canaan
Buy your books, music, greeting cards, gifts and fair-trade products from Canaan.
If we don’t have an item in stock, we can order for you.
Come and use our coffee area (a cup of coffee is only £1).
Purchase Canaan gift vouchers for family and friends (available from as little as £5).
Pray for Canaan We are a front-line ministry; please pray for us as for other missionaries and mission organisations
Please pray for wisdom, blessing and strength for the staff and directors at Canaan.
Please pray for financial provision.
Please pray for opportunities to bless and serve the local community and churches.
Please pray for greater awareness of Canaan’s many ministries across the churches.
Please pray for more supporters, volunteers/workers and prayer partners.
Canaan Prayer Ministry A regular prayer meeting is held in Canaan on the first Tuesday of each month, 09.00 – 10.00 and the first Friday of each month, 17:00 – 18:00. We welcome your requests, all details will be kept confidential.
Promote us on your church website.
Promote Canaan goods within your church, especially at seasonal periods of the year such as Christmas, Easter & Lent or special events such as Baptisms, Christenings, Confirmations, Dedications & First Communion.
A church stall that is well run with the support of your church leadership is a life-giving ministry that will help church members grow and share their faith.
We can provide books on a sale-or-return basis.
A stall can be run regularly or occasionally at your church.