For over 50 Years we have been ‘A light on the High Street’, An independent Christian bookshop in the heart of Shrewsbury. Illuminate is Shropshire’s largest christian bookshop. We supply resources for churches throughout the county and beyond. We are open from 9 am to 5 pm each day except Sundays and Bank Holidays Pop in and meet our team of staff and volunteers.
There had been a Christian bookshop on Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury for over 50 years, but by 2010 it was in significant financial difficulty. Such was the support from local Christians for it to continue that over £50,000 was raised in a very short time to buy the business, and a Trust set up to administer it. The money was raised by individuals and
The Board communicates with shareholders and other supporters by means of regular newsletters. If you would like to see a copy please contact us
We need to develop the business in many ways, and profits from sales are not great enough at present to allow this to happen as we would like. So if in addition to supporting us by buying our products, you would like to buy a share or make a donation (either one-off or regular) that would be greatly appreciated. Go to ‘Getting involved’
Our Current Board.
Andrew Pattison (Chairman)
A retired General Practitioner worships at Barnabas Community Church. Shrewsbury
James Hindson (Secretary)
An environmental consultant worships at Shrewsbury Baptist Church.
Adrian Burns (Treasurer)
A Teacher and an educational consultant worships in the churches at Great and Little Ness with Ruyton XI Towns
The Shop Manager worships at Barnabas Community Church. Shrewsbury
A teacher, worships at Christ Church, Bayston Hill.
Works in the shop worships at Trinity Churches, Shrewsbury
An accountant with Caterpillar worships at Trinity Churches, Shrewsbury
A Technician at Theatre Severn worships at Barnabas Community Church. Shrewsbury
Our links to local churches
Illuminate is not part of any denomination or any other Christian
We are here to support the local churches and have shareholders from across all the major denominations across the area. If you are new to the area and wish to find a church, we would be happy to give you some information, alternatively see: http://www.shrewsburychurches.org.uk/churches/churches
Anyone is welcome to buy shares or support us with donations
The only doctrine stipulation that we make is that ‘A Board member should be a member in good standing of a church of historical orthodox Christian faith’