Canaan is run by an inter-denominational charitable trust. The centre was officially opened by the entertainer Roy Castle in November 1979 with the support of local Christians and churches.
The trust was called CANAAN – ( the land of promise) as we very much sensed that The Lord had responded to the prayers of many before us and had brought the work into being. Since then we have known God’s provision and faithfulness over the years as the vision and work has steadily grown, from small beginnings.
The initial vision was for Canaan to be a Christian Bookshop and Counselling Centre, but it was to widen into being a resource centre in serving the churches and local community in various ways and in encouraging and participating in mission here and abroad.
Our Bookshop has a large stock of Christian Books, Bibles, CDs, Videos, Computer Software, Cards and gifts. We also have a coffee lounge for drinks and cakes available for our customers and a counselling room where we offer both professional Christian counselling or prayer and a listening service to any requiring it.