Christian Aid Sale
Christian Aid at St Andrew’s and St George’s West 2018
The Christian Aid Sale: Saturday 12 May – Friday 18 May 2018.
Doors open 10am Saturday 12 May. Usual opening hours
Saturday 12 May 10am-4pm
Sunday 13 May CLOSED (Sunday worship in the Undercroft , all welcome)
Monday 14 May 10am-3.30pm
Tuesday 15 May 10am -3.30pm
Wednesday 16 May 10am-3.30 pm
Thursday 17 May 10am-7pm
Friday 18 May 10am-3pm officially, but some sections close early
Preparations for the Sale – Sunday 29 April – Friday 11 May
The church will be open to receive donations of items for the Sale from Monday 30 April – Wednesday 9 May. Usual opening hours during this period are
Monday – Friday 9am-9pm
Saturday 6 May 9am-5pm
Sunday 7 May CLOSED (Sunday worship in the Undercroft , all welcome)
More information coming soon!
2017 Thanks to everyone who came, who donated, who bought and who helped at the 2017 May Christian Aid Sale at St Andrew’s and St George’s West. On 25 June 2o17 we were able to hand over a cheque for £90,000 to Sally Foster Fulton, head of Christian Aid Scotland. Holding Fast tells the story of this year’s sale – you can read it online here
The Sale of Pictures and Scottish Books took place from 26-28 October 2017, and raised over £13,000.
The Christian Aid Book Sale at St Andrew’s and St George’s West
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?