WITH THE EXCEPTION
of Weston-super-Mare and Watford (now trading independently as Life WsM
and Storehouse Watford
respectively), all remaining branches of Living Oasis ceased trading in August 2011 when parent company Nationwide Christian Trust entered administration: Nationwide Christian Trust Enters Insolvency
(UKCBD News, 4/8/2011).
The Shop That Never Was
This shop was expected to become part of the Living Oasis Christian retail chain in 2010 as part of its takeover of most of the former Wesley Owen bookshops. Unfortunately Living Oasis were unable to secure a lease on the former Wesley Owen premises: plans to open in Croydon were put on hold and finally aborted when NCT entered administration in 2011.
Nearest Alternative: In Tha House, Thornton Heath.
(Archived Entry)145-147 North End,
Croydon, Surrey CR0 1TN
News & Notes (most recent first)
Living Oasis: Croydon plans dropped as Online Shop goes live: UKCBD Blog, 13/11/2010
Living Oasis Update: Edinburgh opening imminent, Summer newsletter, Online ambitions and a DVD: UKCBD Blog, 26/7/2010
Living Oasis Croydon: Call for prayer as new lease is threatened: UKCBD Blog, 3/7/2010
Living Oasis Update: Croydon Branch Opening Soon!: UKCBD Blog, 29/5/2010
Living Oasis Update: Croydon, Edinburgh, Nottingham and Worthing: UKCBD Blog, 16/4/2010
Living Oasis - a refreshing approach? Clem Jackson of Christian Marketplace magazine interviews Ray George, the man behind Living Oasis (March 2010)