Beith Christian Action Group

Thrift Shop

This group was formed by the four Churches in Beith in 1981.  The purpose was to find ways to help the local area from the closure of Glengarnock Steelworks.

From these efforts a thrift shop was opened in 1987 managed by local clergy and representatives of the churches.  The shop was staffed by volunteer ladies and all proceeds donated to local and national causes within the remit of our constitution.

We are a registered charity (SC013201) and regulated by OSCR.  The shop has proven to be very successful, and able to support local, national and international causes.

We are indebted to our loyal and faithful volunteers, and the community who support the work of the Thrift Shop.  We appreciate all donations of goods and help in the shop.  There are no paid staff, all work is voluntary.

Opening hours are:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 am – 4:40 pm
  • Wednesday and Saturday 9:00 am – 12:30 pm


The average yearly income is £25,000.  Trustees are the minister, secretary and treasurer.

Address: 7 Eglington Street, Beith, KA15 1AD
Telephone: 01505 228425

Donations 2015


 Date Recipient  Amount £
 January Ayrshire Aiki-Jutsu Academy 1996 300
 2nd Beith Guides 300
 1st Beith Rainbows 200
 Beith Playpark Action Group 2500
 Beith District YFC 500
 March Beith Primary School Friendship Garden 500
 Barrmill Jolly Beggars 300
 Garnock Canoe Club 300
 Garnock Rugby Club (Junior) 500
 Beatson Cancer Charity 500
 April Beith Cancer Support 3000
 Youth Making Beith Better 1000
 May Beith Juniors Footbal Club 500
 DEC Nepal Earthquake 1000
Christian Aid 1500
 June 102nd Beith Scout Group 500
 Beith Town Centre Initiative 1000
 September Beith Amateur Football Club 500
 Beith Morishill Curling Club 500
 November Beith Old Peoples Welfare 1000
 Barrmill Conservation Group 500
 December Mary’s Meals 500


Total £17,400