The Emmaus Department Store has now reopened following the COVID-19 shutdown. For the latest update please visit our News section.


The Emmaus Department Store in Rochdale supports people who have experienced homelessness. Spread over three floors, this large charity store stocks a wide variety of new and pre-owned items including furniture, home ware, electrical appliances, clothing and vintage goods.

The Emmaus Department Store is located at the former Co-op store in the Rochdale Exchange Shopping Centre. The store, originally opened in the 1950’s by Rochdale icon Gracie Fields, has been offered by the Co-op to give a new lease of life to an unused space, enabling Emmaus to build on its work to overcome homelessness and social exclusion.

All the funds raised at the Emmaus Department Store are used to support the formerly homeless people who work in the store and live at the Emmaus Burnley community. Visit us today or donate items to support our social enterprise.

Furniture for sale at the Emmaus Department Store

Keep updated

Keep an eye on developments and see a selection of the latest stock on the Emmaus Department Store’s FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages.


COVID-19 safety measures

Firstly, if you are showing any COVID-19 symptoms or feel unwell in any way, please do not visit our charity stores.

To ensure that physical distancing rules are maintained, our team will be monitoring the number of people within our store. We are limiting the amount of people in store at any one time so you may be required to queue prior to entry. If you are visiting as a family, please stick together and ensure that your child or children stay close at all times.

Everyone will be required to sanitise their hands on entry at our new sanitiser stations. Please handle items as infrequently as possibly, especially those you do not intend to buy. Stick to the directional arrows around the store and ensure that you maintain at least a 2 metre distance from others at all times.

The main entrance and exit to the Emmaus Department Store will be via the inside of Rochdale Exchange Shopping Centre. Our upper floor books area with the entrance from the car park will remain closed initially. There will also be no exit from the ground floor to Yorkshire Street.

When purchasing items, we are now only accepting card and contactless payments – no cash. Delivery service will be available for larger items but some new controls will apply.

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