Christian Aid Sale
Christian Aid at St Andrew’s and St George’s West 2019
THANK YOU to everyone who came, who donated, who helped at the May 2019 Sale. Thanks to your commitment we were able to hand a cheque for £95,000 to Christian Aid in June.
You can read the story of the 2019 sale in An Atlas from Antwerp – quite a large (3.3MB) file online here – or pick up a hard copy at the church.
In October please come along to the Autumn Sale of Pictures and Scottish Books at St Andrew’s and St George’s West 24-26 October 2019 – plus a coffee morning and gift/jewellery sale on the morning of Saturday 26 October.
This video from Christian Aid takes you behind the scenes with the Book Team at the largest charity book sale in the world. We don’t just do books, though – there are pictures, antiques and collectables toys, records and more.
When is the Sale?
It’s held every year in Christian Aid Week in May.
The 2019 sale opens Saturday 11 May 10am-4pm, and continues Monday 13-Friday 17 May, normally 10am-3.30pm. It’s open late until 7pm on Thursday evening. On Friday 17 May, the final day, the sale closes at 3.30pm but some departments – Antiques, Toys and Records – close early at 1.30pm.
Where is it?
St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, 13 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PA.
Do you have any special items at the Sale this year?
Some of our most exciting finds come in at the last minute so come along and see what you can find.
Some background on the The Book Sale
Over 500 volunteer helpers from Edinburgh and beyond work together to create the biggest fundraising event in the UK for Christian Aid. The Sale is held annually, in May, in Christian Aid Week when thousands of churches and individuals throughout the UK devote the week to fundraising for Christian Aid to tackle poverty, and the causes of poverty, throughout the world.
100,000 books of every kind fill the Sanctuary and both courtyards. But there’s much more than books … upstairs in the gallery you’ll find sheet music (and more books!) downstairs in the Undercroft Café you’ll find a gallery of pictures as well as delicious homebaking and food to sustain you. Head through to the Davidson Room hidden at the back of the church and you’ll find a treasure store of antiques and collectables. And did we mention toys, records, stamps, postcards and ephemera?