Easter Church Supplies – Important Dates
Jan 28, 04:01
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Easter may seem a long way off but it will suddenly be upon us so just a reminder of some important dates:

6 March 2019 Ash Wednesday

14 April 2019 Palm Sunday

18 April 2019 Maundy Thursday

19 April 2019 Good Friday

21 April 2019 Easter Sunday

These may seem a long way away but the following are our last dates for ordering Easter church supplies carriage free:

6 February 2019 Palm Ash & Palm Branches

14 March 2019 Paschal Candles, Transfers and Incense Pins

1 April 2019 Palm Crosses

We may be able to obtain supplies after these dates but may need to charge for carriage in order to achieve timely delivery so please help us to help you by ordering early.

Just for information, we already have Mothering Sunday (31 March 2019) and Easter Cards in stock.

Easter 2017



Vacancy – Books Plus Gloucester Manager – Start Date June 2019
Jan 16, 11:01
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Bookshop Manager

A vacancy will be available from June 2019 for the Manager of Books Plus bookshop in the Atrium concourse of Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. The bookshop has a Christian ethos, and sells a wide range of cards, gifts, stationery and Christian and secular books. The shop has successfully traded for 13 years. The post is full-time – job share would be considered – and is supported by a part-time assistant, a book-keeper, and a group of volunteers. The manager will need experience in trading, ideally in the book trade. Starting salary negotiable from £17,000 pa.

Contacts: Dr Ian Donald  ecare@blueyonder.co.uk ; or visit the shop for further information.

Applications in writing by email to above address, and should include an up-to-date CV.

Closing date:   18th February 2019

Further information available at:


Review of ‘The Warrior’ by Francine Rivers (reviewer Veronica Prout)
Sep 17, 10:09
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A few weeks ago a friend offered me a book called ‘The Warrior’ by Francine Rivers, my friend said ‘it’s good’. That was an understatement. It was so exciting, so full of colour, courage, struggles.

It is so difficult to write what I could speak so much more easily. The story is of Caleb, a man with a deep longing, a man with little hope, but a man with great determination. As the story of Caleb unfolds I found myself almost a part of the story. And to my absolute joy, it’s a book that will stir your heart, a book that causes us to consider our own lives. I do hope you will enjoy this book as much as I have.

Veronica Prout

The Warrior (Sons of Encouragement) by Rivers, Francine (2005) Hardcover

‘The Warrior’ is book 2 of Francine Rivers ‘Sons of Encouragement’ series.

Books Plus Gloucester welcomes customer reviews of Christian books (fiction and non-fiction), music and films, for publication on its website. If you wish to submit a review please email it to gloucester@books-plus.org.uk.

Volunteer Opportunities
Jul 23, 09:07
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A few volunteer opportunities have arisen in our shop in Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

Most of our volunteers join us for half a day a week serving customers, operating our till, marking up products and listening to customers as they share their experiences (often of difficult times). Some also go out to the wards with our trolley service.

If you have time to spare and think you might like to help please call 0300 422 8585 to discuss our roles.

The New General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Our Policy
May 17, 03:05
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

New data protection regulations take effect from 25th May 2018. This is to inform all our customers, and any other interested parties, of our commitment to:

Keep the information you provide safe

Only use the information you provide for the purposes you have supplied it for

Why Do We Hold Customer Information?

The only customer information we keep is for the purpose of fulfilling the orders you place with us. We retain this information after orders have been fulfilled solely for the purpose of dealing with any queries you may raise concerning orders and payments at a later date.

What Customer Information Do We Hold?

This is the information we hold which has been supplied by customers on making an order:

For book or product orders which will be collected from the shop:

* Name

* Telephone Number (if telephone or text notification is required)

* Email Address (if email notification is required)

For book or product orders which you wish to be sent to you:

* Name

* Telephone Number (if telephone or text contact is desired for order progress information)

* Email Address (if email contact is desired for order progress information)

* Address for sending the products and invoicing them

How Secure Is Your Customer Information?

All customer information is held in a hard copy order file with some information stored on our computers for communications via email or letter/invoice. Access to the computer information and the hard copy order file is restricted to the shop management team. The computers are password protected. Both the computers and hard copy order file are held within a locked office when management staff are not present e.g. overnight.

How Do We Advertise Our Products and Services?

As a business our marketing approach is solely through social media to which you are able to subscribe and unsubscribe under your own control. We do not advertise using email lists or postal mailings so we keep no information from you for that reason.

How Can You Check What Information We Hold On You?

If you would like to check the information we hold for you, or if you wish to ask us to delete it, then please email us at gloucester@books-plus.org.uk and we will be happy to assist you. You can also discuss your wishes with us on 0300 422 8585.

Would You Like To Give Christian Books To A School Or Church Library?
Mar 1, 03:03
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Do you read Christian books?
Would you like others to have the opportunity to read them?
Do you know a school or church that would like to have Christian books to loan to it’s children or congregation?
Would you like to give books to that school or church but wonder how to fund it?
Then there’s a scheme just for you.
* It provides Christian books for schools and churches (plus hospitals, prisons and anywhere else the books can be held and loaned out).
* It allows you to select the books you believe would be of most use from an extensive list and gives grants for up to £1,000 of books.
* It’s easy to apply and once approved you just provide your list to a Christian bookshop which handles the purchase and delivery for you and invoices the scheme directly.
The scheme is called Speaking Volumes and if you need more information just call Books Plus Gloucester on 0300 422 8585 or call into the shop in Gloucester Royal Hospital.
Save 10% On Your Church Supplies + Free Carriage
Jul 4, 12:07
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If you need to buy the occasional box of candles or communion wafers for your church you’ll probably incur a costly carriage charge by ordering direct.

Why not let us do the ordering for you?

Not only will you save costly carriage charges but we’ll give you a 10% discount on retail prices.

How can we do this? By making a regular monthly order at a level that avoids wholesaler carriage charges. Our orders are made on the first Monday of the calendar month and are available to collect within 7-10 days.

So if you want to make savings on your church supplies why not try our ordering service.

** Please note urgent orders that can’t wait for our monthly cycle can still be ordered but may incur a carriage charge. However, you’ll still get our 10% discount on retail prices.

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