The St George’s Church Jumble Mart is a very popular and highly successful operation, but will be closed in 2020 because of COVID 19 (corona virus) – It will not operate for the months of April, May and June, and possibly beyond even that. Check back here for further details.
When: The Mart operates on the 1st Friday of each month at the Church hall and commences at 10:30am. See dates here
Goods: The range of goods offered for sale includes:
A full range of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing
Books and magazines
Toys, plants, shoes, Manchester
Kitchenware, glass, fine china, hardware and electrical
Paintings and artwork
Small furniture and produce.
The continued success of the Mart is based upon clean, quality goods being offered at fair and reasonable prices, by friendly people working for a worthwhile community cause. An excellent afternoon tea and regular sausage sizzle is also available.
Needed: The Mart accepts quality goods 24 hours a day via a shed located adjacent to the Hall. If you have goods that are no longer required and they are in good working/clean order please leave then for sale. We cannot accept large electrical items, garden furniture and similar items
Background: The Jumble Mart has been an institution of our church since July 1975 It came about when the Parish council undertook to investigate the financing of a new hall building complex. As a result the monthly mart was organised to provide a regular source of income for this project.
The first Mart was held on Friday 4th July 1975 in 2 small rooms of a church acquired cottage next to the crumbling old Parish hall – it raised a pleasing $107 on its first day.
February 1977 was the day when the Mart was held in the new Parish hall on St Bernard’s Road. It has continued at that location without a break and has become a well established and popular part of the church and ministry to the local community.
Since the financing of the hall complex was achieved, the ongoing funds have been devoted to the operation of the Parish of Magill and its various ministries; in recent times much of the money raised has been used to fund the employment of Parish children and youth development ministries.
In excess of $1,000,000 has been raised by the Mart since its inception.
Each month more than 50 people enjoy friendship and fellowship as they setup and operate the Mart.