The Guild Shop
The Guild Shop of St. John the Divine was founded in September 1962 by a group of dedicated Episcopal women in the weekly sewing group who wanted to use their talents to serve the Lord, their church and the community. Their enthusiastic nature and can-do spirit were catching and after they put out a call to the entire church, their plans began to come to fruition with an actual store on Fairview.
Currently located on Dunlavy, the shop is just as warm and welcoming 58 years later as it was in the beginning. More than 170 wonderful volunteers and 10 employees fulfill the mission that was set out from the beginning:
In the early days, Guild Shop proceeds benefited St. James House, an Episcopal retirement home in Baytown. After the diocese sold St. James House, the Guild Shop continued its support of the elderly in need. More recently, the opportunity has arisen to enrich more groups that do wonderful work. The Gathering, Amazing Place, Holly Hall, the Turning Point, Vita Living, David Weekley YMCA, and Camp Allen all have benefited from the good works of the Guild Shop. The future looks bright with new volunteers joining us monthly and new consignors, donors and customers that we value so much. There are opportunities for everyone to help. Please consider donating, consigning, shopping, and volunteering at the Guild Shop, a ministry of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church.