Charity Shop

MDC Charity Shop - The Bread of Life

6 Craigour Road, Torphins

Tel  07899 602952

OPENING HOURS   Wednesdays  and Fridays 10.00 am to 3.00 pm, Saturdays 10.00 to 1.00 pm

  WHAT WE SELL   A wide selection of very good quality donated items spread across two rooms all very well presented and all on the one level.   Items for sale include clothes, shoes, furnishings, bric-a-brac, books and DVDs, children’s toys and clothes, paintings, jewellery and homeware.

 DONATIONS  -  We welcome donations of : 

  • Women’s and men’s clothing and shoes
  • Children’s clothing, toys and games
  • Books, DVDs, CDs and vinyl
  • Accessories, belts, handbags
  • Jewellery,  bric-a-brac, crockery and ornaments
  • Glassware, bakeware
  • Household linen

Sorry, the shop cannot accept furniture or electrical goods, baby safety equipment, cycle helmets and some other items.

We accept donations during opening hours on Fridays and Saturdays only. 


New volunteers to help run the shop are always very welcome.  Previous experience not required.  Want to know more?  Come down to the shop on a Wednesday, Friday or Saturday and one of the team will be delighted to show you around and give you a flavour of what happens.  Ask for an application form


The purpose of the charity shop is to promote the charitable, community, outreach and mission work of the church within the Mid Deeside Parish boundary.  This includes the villages of Kincardine O’Neil, Lumphanan, Torphins and Tornaveen.  All net proceeds are allocated to the mission/outreach work of the church, including donations to other local charities, community groups and good causes. Written requests for funds are encouraged and charity shop volunteers make recommendations which are then approved or adjusted by the Kirk Session who are the Trustees of Mid Deeside Church.  


Please complete the application form attached at the bottom of this page and return it to the Shop Management Team,  either by visiting the shop or by post to the Bread of life, c/o Mid Deeside Parish Church, St Marnan Road, Torphins, AB31 4JQ.

Grants are normally awarded twice yearly.  

 Since opening in June 2014 approximately  £85,000 has been distributed by 80 separate grants to more than 40 good causes within the parish.

Beneficiaries who were awarded grants in 2021 were:

  • Torphins Playgroup - £1,000 funding towards rubber mulch and picket fencing
  • A disabled person - £856 towards the costs of an overhead hoist
  • Kincardine O’Neil Community Association - £200 for the defibrillator in Kincardine O’Neil (replacement battery and pads)
  • Mid Deeside Church - £43 for the defibrillator in Torphins (replacement pads)
  • Torphins Paths Group - £1,600 funding towards a new path suitable for buggies
  • Torphins Golf Club - £450 for a fertiliser distributer machine
  • MDC Parish Pantries - £2,100 to fund for substantial structures for the pantries in Kincardine O’Neil, Lumphanan and Torphins.
  • MDC Benevolent Fund - £1,000 to help those in the parish suffering with fuel poverty.  If you are in need of financial support to purchase fuel, please contact Rev Holly Smith on 013398 82915 in strictest confidence

The Bread of Life Application Form


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