Their bookshop on Bold Street may have been shut since March but their work goes on – this was the message from the Daughters of St Paul as they underlined their determination to reopen their doors as quickly as possible.
In an open letter, Sister Angela Grant relayed the message from the order that while the pandemic had focused their attentions on online activities, their Pauline Books & Media Centre in Liverpool city centre would reopen soon.
She said: ‘The Trustees of Pauline Books & Media are well aware of the implications this lockdown has on us as a charity. Although we aim to focus on our online presence, which is currently being redesigned, we are optimistic that our centre in Liverpool will continue to be supported by you all. Now that some churches have reopened for private prayer and some restrictions have been eased by the government, we are discussing with our staff how we might have a phased reopening of the centre, once the refurbishment is complete. We will keep you posted.’
On their online presence, she wrote: ‘We are staying connected with our customers via social media and have gained new followers to our Facebook page. Daily Scripture readings offering some reflective insights and other interesting reflections are posted regularly. Our younger followers posted their art work of Rainbows of Hope, and their thank you messages for NHS and key workers cheered and kept us hopeful.’
Sr Angela added that the the order were grateful to all customers for their support, noting: ‘Suppliers are gradually reopening and so we will be happy to help source whatever you may need. We are most appreciative of your on-going support for the ministry of the Daughters of St Paul in the diocese over the past 17 years. This support enables us in turn to support our committed and loyal staff.’
Visit www.pauline-uk.org or telephone 017535 77629 to order online.