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Op shops

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Parish of Freshwater op shop serves and connects community

“How to engage the community and lead people to the church? Diana Ferrari’s answer to this question was to start an op shop at The Parish of Freshwater’s Deception Bay church in May 2019…Diana’s vision was to attract people in the community who would spend time at the shop, linger over coffee from the cafe, and become acquainted with the church and its members,” says Karen Higgins from The Parish of Freshwater

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Our op shop: another door to our church

“Our op shop is more than a shop. It is a ministry – a warm and welcoming space where people know that they come for a chat every weekday,” say Parish of Chermside op shop coordinators Jan Donkersloot and Anthea Meadows, who also offer valuable tips for starting and running a church op shop