Eastbourne Christian Resource Centre
On the High Street, In your Churches and online
The Christian Resource Centre (CRC) is an independent Christian bookshop that was established in 1969, and is now owned by the HELMET Charitable Trust. The Centre is managed by Debbie Melvin, Chantal Paskins and David Ingham, all who have considerable experience in retail, business and the Christian book trade. They are assisted by a team of enthusiastic volunteers.
In 2004 the CRC was selected out of 350 similar shops nationwide to receive the prestigious award of Christian Book Shop of the Year. In 2013, the CRC was selected a Runner-up in the competition!
What we do
Our aim is to provide resources to assist the local Church in its ministry, to encourage people in their Christian life and to share their faith with others. We believe that mission is best done when Christians are well equipped. We are passionate about equipping and resourcing Christians in whatever way we can. We are about transformations, not just transactions, and try to ensure we approach every enquiry with that in mind.
Monday – Friday 9.30am to 5.00pm, Saturday – 9:30 - 4.30 pm
David has worked at the Resource Centre for four years starting as Accountant before taking on the role of Business Manager at the beginning of February 2018. David is a qualified Accountant and worked for large companies in England and Asia before moving to the charitable sector. He was Bursar of two schools for 15 years and now manages the finances of three Christian charities in Eastbourne.
Chantal is originally from South Africa where she worked as a Manager of a boutique. When Chantal came to England she studied and qualified as an Accounts Technician. Chantal
joined the team at Eastbourne CRC in January 2017 and then took on the role of Retail Sales Manager in February 2018 job sharing with Debbie. Chantal has always had a passion to help people and to be involved as part of a community who strive to help those in need. Chantal feels it is a privilege to work at Eastbourne CRC as it helps her to gain a perspective on how God can use her in the world.
Debbie is the newest member of the management team. She joined in March 2017 and comes with previous experience of the Christian book trade. Debbie has worked in Administration for most of her working life and has also been a Medical Secretary for a group practice in Buckinghamshire. Debbie’s passion is to resource Christians and the local church to enable them to live full and effective Christian lives. Debbie joined the management team in February 2018 as Retail Sales Manager, sharing the role with Chantal.