Christian Aid Sale
2020 Christian Aid Sale at St Andrew’s and St George’s West
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Christian Aid Sale at St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church normally held in May cannot go ahead.
Sale Convener Mary Davidson explains:
We have made this decision with profound sadness, not only because of the tragedy that has befallen the world but also because of the adversity Christian Aid at St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church faces after the years when we have been richly blessed, not least in the help you loyally give. We mean to cope with this resolutely and responsibly and thus to preserve and continue our work for Christian Aid and our prized fellowship.
It is now plain that we cannot proceed with the Sale as planned in May. If and when it becomes clear that we can go ahead again with our plans we will resume work and spread the news as widely as possible.
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?