Church Charity Shop Changing Thursday Openings

Sue Hodgson at the Charity Shop

Sue Hodgson at the Charity Shop

The Church Charity Shop is changing its Thursday opening hours.

Last year they shifted the session from afternoons to lunchtimes after off-islanders requested times that were better suited to the traditional St Mary’s shopping boats.

But Sue Hodgson says St Mary’s residents didn’t take to the switch and they often turned up expecting to be able to browse, just when they were about to close.

Now they’ll open from 11am to 12.30am in the morning, with a break for lunch, and a short afternoon session from 1.45pm to 3pm, to try and address the confusion.

And Sue says when she is on duty, she doesn’t mind staying on while late arrivals browse the stock.