Christian Aid Sale

Our annual Christian Aid Sale at St Andrew's and St George's West Edinburgh

Our annual Christian Aid Sale at St Andrew’s and St George’s West Edinburgh

2014 Sale dates: Saturday 10 May and Monday 12 – Friday 17 May 2014

Want to help make our sale a success in 2014? Find out how below:

Q: How can I donate books to the sale?
A: if possible please drop them off at the church Mon 28 April – Wed 7 May. Between 9am – 9pm Monday – Friday and 9am-5pm on Saturday there will be someone to help you.

If you would like to arrange to donate items before this date please get in touch with Sale Convener Mary Davidson (07714 186 754).

Q What kind of books do you accept?
A We accept books of all kinds. We have 19 different departments, from Art to Sports and Pastimes via Biography and Modern Firsts. The biggest department is Scottish and Special, which handles rare and antiquarian books.

Q Apart from books what can I donate?
A we have specialist departments for the following:

  • Antiques and collectables including linen and household goods
  • Ephemera of all kinds – Scottish – sporting – theatrical – theatre programmes – albums (autographs, scraps) – photographs – playing cards – cigarette cards – maps – travel and tourist material
  • Music – sheet music
  • Pictures
  • Records, CDs and DVDs
  • Stamps and postcards
  • Toys, games and jigsaws


Since it started 40 years ago the sale has raised over £2m for Christian Aid’s work to end poverty.

Over 500 volunteer helpers from Edinburgh and beyond work together to create the biggest fundraising event in the UK for Christian Aid.

In 2013 Dr Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury and now chairman of Christian Aid, was patron of the Sale. The 2013 sale raised over £90,000.

Read more about our other book-related events.

Upcoming Events

  1. 11am Morning Worship

    April 27 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
  2. Preparation for the Christian Aid Sale

    April 28 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  3. Undercroft Amnesty Group

    April 28 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
  4. Preparation for the Christian Aid Sale

    April 29 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  5. Preparation for the Christian Aid Sale

    April 30 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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