Return of the Shrine Sale

Buddha figures and books on stall

Shrine Sale has now ended for this Year, Back in 2023!

A Buddhist Centre Tradition lives on . . .

It’s time to clear out your cupboards for our annual shrine goods sale please. This is when we all get the chance to rehome any Buddha figures, incense and so on that we no longer need, while raising vital funds. The shrine sale people will be delighted to receive anything that might go on or around a shrine, though you don’t have to actually have a shrine to join in! And we’re pretty broad in our definition of a shrine too. Many Sangha members work with shop manager Kevin.Statham throughout the year to organise this and other special sales so we’re ready for what you’ve got!

The sale is open from 3rd February and our receptionists would love your donations before or after it opens – it will be here for a while

Kevin says

The shrine sale is a great fundraiser and, personally, I love it. It’s an opportunity to move on preloved items to a new home. Singing bowls, Buddhas, ritual items, meditation gear, Buddhist pictures, precious Buddhist books, candle holders, incense, incense holders, oil burners, shrine cloths, malas, jewellery, all welcome . . .

Hurrah for Kula Crafts and Second Hand Books!

Our winter craft stall has ended now, having raised over £450 towards keeping our Centre open and welcoming..

A very big thank you to Jo Massey who worked so hard and so willingly for so long to establish this popular winter feature, and to so many others who have joined her in developing it over the years. And what can we say about all the amazing creative crafters who continue to generously produce such beautiful and varied contributions, pandemic or not?

This is also a good time to offer gratitude to Sarasuvanna, who created another tremendously well-loved Buddhist Centre institution – our second hand books shelves and their online offshoots. Again, others have joined her over the years to keep this venture alive and adaptive to all kinds of changes and challenges. If you’re wondering, yes we do continue to welcome donations of Dharma books in particular.

And while we’re here, a big thank you too to everyone who’s quietly set yourselves up with Give as you Live and Amazon Smile, also bringing in useful funds – do sign up if you can.


Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Manchester Buddhist Centre
16-20 Turner Street
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0161 834 9232

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