Operation Christmas Child 2016

In 2016 St James once again supported the Operation Christmas Child shoebox appeal.

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Leaflets are now available on the table in the lounge. There are also some spare shoeboxes if you need one and some items that have been donated.

Please take some for your boxes. Shoeboxes need to be returned to St James on Sunday 6th November 2016.
Please note this is earlier than usual. Any questions please ask Linda Galpin.


Or you can print a shoebox packing leaflet by clicking here, and see FAQs by clicking here.

If this is all new to you and you want to know more about the appeal and the work of the organising charity Samaritan’s Purse please click here.

UPDATE: Our support for the 2016 appeal is now over and 109 filled shoeboxes are on their way to disadvantaged  children.  Boxes this year came from our Toddler group, Messy Church and our Sunday morning congregation. Fantastic result.

This year our shoeboxes were among the 208,427 that were delivered to Ukraine, and part of a total 882,647 sent from the United Kingdom to 17 countries.. Click here for more details of what is has meant for the children of Ukraine.

‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’ Matthew 19:14 (NIV)