The first Elizabeth Handmade Market!
With its first event held in October 2011, The Elizabeth Handmade Market was born as a fundraiser for Elizabeth Home (see below for further details). At each event we aim to showcase a wide range of quality, locally made handcrafts ranging from toys, papercraft, and home d├ęcor items to clothing, jewellery, and accessories.


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Elizabeth Home for Girls, in Guwahati, Assam, India, was established in May 2007 to provide hostel accommodation and vocational training in computers and sewing for up to 50 young women per year. Sponsorship is also available for further training in fields such as nursing or Bible college, while sewing machines are given to those who return to villages to seek job opportunities.

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Funds raised at the Elizabeth Handmade Market will assist in further building works at the Home and the development of a production unit for local, export and web based sales for items made by the girls. Through the skills of our talented stall-holders, our last market raised $2200 for Elizabeth Home.

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bethesda dec marketAmy Kamphuis (right) of the happy nest and Christine Borst (left) of Little Red Clog co-ordinate The Elizabeth  Handmade Market, and are thrilled that their love of all things handmade can be used to fundraise for the beautiful girls of Elizabeth Home.  Amy and Christine are passionate about bringing you a snapshot of the fabulous array of local talent at each event, and want to make each one an exciting evening for both sellers and buyers.  Please see our Stall Holders Directory for more information on their own businesses.


The Branch Christian Church officially started in 1999. We moved into our big, bright new facilities in Kings Meadows in 2006. All of us are just normal people who’ve discovered the good news about what God has done through Jesus. As well as Sunday morning services and Sunday school, we also have weekly Bible study groups, a youth group and a playgroup. If you would like to know more our church and what we do, or about Christianity and developing a relationship with our loving Lord, come along and ask one of us or contact the church via their website - we'd love to hear from you!