DIANA Abercrombie was frustrated by what she says is a lack of options available in Invercargill to display her and her mother’s homemade soaps and hand creams.
The pair had made trips to Winton and Gore to various markets but believed there should be somewhere in Invercargill to regularly display their products.
A few months ago, Ms Abercrombie, an All Saints Church member, talked with church officials about the prospect of setting up a crafts market.
On Saturday, September 22, and every fourth Saturday of the month, the All Saints Church on Dee St will now host a craft market.
The All Saints Church Community Market will be open from 10am to 1.30pm.
Ms Abercrombie was interested to hear from anyone who might be interested in setting up a stall at the market to sell their homemade goods.
All Saints Church vicar Richard Johnson said the market was yet another way for the church to connect with the community.
All Saints Church was open every day and the community use of the hall had increased with various activities held there, he said.
“It is a community asset. It’s not just open for two hours on a Sunday morning.”