The Emmaus South Manchester Emporium is our charity store offering an eclectic selection of secondhand furniture, homewares, collectables, vintage clothing, craft and fabrics as well as upcycled furniture and textiles.

Our Emporium has its own on-site workshops where used furniture is restored and a Community Café serving drinks, cakes and light refreshments. Proceeds from items sold at the Emporium will go towards launching a new Emmaus residential community to support people who are homeless.

Our Emporium and on-site workshop is central to what we do as it:

  • Provides practical experience and training to local volunteers and beneficiaries
  • Generates an income that will go towards creating a new Emmaus community
  • Extends the life of useful items, diverting waste from landfill.

When you visit our Emporium you will find a large store filled with interesting items in every nook and cranny. The space has been lovingly adapted whilst retaining many of the building’s original mid-century features.

You will find a mix of good quality furniture including sofas, tables, chairs, wardrobes, book cases, beds, cabinets and vintage furniture. Whatever budget you may have, we offer a range of second-hand, refurbished and upcycled items, to suit your style and taste. In amongst furniture, you’ll find vintage fashion, homewares and collectables, along with fabric and craft supplies in our haberdashery area.

Our Emporium is a place to source interesting items, but we also want it to become a community hub offering experiences beyond your traditional charity shop. Our longer-term plan is to offer workshops and training so that people have the skills to reuse items and make their own bespoke products.

Emporium workshop

Within our on-site workshop, the Emmaus South Manchester team is building on the work of former RENU project beneficiaries and expanding the range of items on offer. We still sell good quality wooden furniture and upcycled furniture but our range also includes other interesting upcycled items such as clocks and rugs.

RENU was first established by Manchester charity Barnabus to give people who experience homelessness the chance to upcycle furniture that would otherwise end up as waste. The RENU baton was passed to Emmaus South Manchester in 2020 to help generate the funds needed to create a new Emmaus community in the area.

Get involved

Want to lend a hand at our Emporium, Community Café, workshop or out on the van? Find out more about our current volunteer opportunities.

Inside the Emmaus South Manchester Emporium
Secondhand furniture
Bric-a-brac area
Vintage furniture
Vintage clothes and fashion
Haberdashery area
Handmade garlands
Collectables area
Antique furniture
View from Haberdashery area

How to find us

The Emmaus South Manchester Emporium is located at St. Andrews Church, Brownley Road, Wythenshawe, M22 0DW. You can see the Emporium from the corner of Brownley Road and Simonsway.

We are close to the Robinswood Road Metrolink stop on the Navy Line. You can also visit us by bus using the nearby stops on Simonsway. If you’d like to visit us by public transport, please visit Transport for Greater Manchester to plan your journey.

By car, we’re roughly 30 minutes from Manchester City Centre and 15 minutes from Stockport.

After the Sharston interchange on the M60, we’re only 5 minutes from junction 2 from M56. Turn into our car park from Brownley Road, just before you reach the junction of Simonsway. Once you arrive you’ll find we have an on-site customer car park with step-free, disabled access.

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