Leicester SPCK goes independent

<p>The manager of SPCK&#39;s Leicester branch has bought the store from its owners, the Orthodox Christian charity SSG, and renamed it Christian Resources. Peter Hebden, the shop&#39;s owner, purchased the stock and the property from the charity&#39;s heads, Mark and Phil Brewer, and began a new lease.</p><p>The Brewers have recently renamed the 25 store strong chain SSG in the hope of reinforcing its &quot;traditional Christian values&quot;. &quot;I felt the future direction of SSG didn&#39;t feel quite right for the Leicester store,&quot; said Hebden. &quot;I appealed to the Brewers and said it was a special case because Leicester is an interfaith city with mixed denominations. We needed to go our own way and they agreed.&quot;</p><p>Hebden said that the store will stock literature from a range of denominations including Anglican, Methodist and Afro-Carribean churches. It will also sell books to churches on a sale or return basis that they can sell in church stalls. &quot;The range of books will extend a little because we<br />wanted to give customers more of a spread,&quot; added Hebden.</p>