The Church of England’s publishing arm, Church House Bookshop, has
decided to market itself on the Internet by launching an e-commerce site
which will sell Church of England books and other merchandise.
The Church of England, not renowned for its modernising nature, believes
the site will bring Christianity to the Web, and bring the institution
up to date.
The new site is aimed at Christians across the UK who cannot visit the
institution’s Church House Bookshop in Great Smith Street, London.
The site will sell all of the shop’s books and merchandise, and is
expected to offer information on the Church as well.
Church House Publishing, one of the largest religious booksellers in the
UK, plans to launch the site in August with its own dedicated
At present, the group has a small Web presence which only offers
information on its religious titles and is integrated with a site at
The new site is being developed by Triptych Systems.
The Church of England’s Internet address is www.anglican.org.uk.