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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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Cathedral bookshop to close

THE Christian bookshop housed within the lodge of Carlisle Cathedral is due to close later today.

It is understood that a full-time manager and four part-time staff will lose their jobs.

The shop has been run for many years by SPCK, the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, which is mainly a publishing organisation.

It recently sold its chain of bookshops across the country to the St Stephen the Great Charitable Trust, which is owned by two American brothers.

The closure of the Carlisle shop, which sold candles and other church requisites as well as books, follows other closures in Cardiff and Bristol.

A spokesman for the Diocese of Carlisle said: “We are very sad at the closure of the bookshop in Carlisle.

“We are grateful to Raymond Witty, the current manager, and to all the staff for their work and service of the Church in this part of the world over many years.

“Of course there is concern for their future, and we hope that they will be all right. They will be much missed.”

The shop within the cathedral will not be affected.

 

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