Christian Aid Sale

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Christian Aid Sale of Pictures

22–24 October 2020

Thursday & Friday 10am–5pm
Saturday 10am–3pm

We are delighted to announce that the autumn Sale will take place at the church to raise funds for Christian Aid. Christian Aid gives relief to the poorest people of the world, wherever there is suffering, disaster or famine, and helps to rebuild shattered lives.

Earlier this year it appeared that there might not be a sale at all, and thus no funds raised for Christian Aid’s vital work. But the gradual opening up of public life in Edinburgh allowed the organising team to design an ingenious plan so that a sale adapted to these times could go ahead.

With support from the Kirk Session of St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church and all the volunteers, preparations are in hand to provide a safe and welcoming Sale.

The Sale offers an unexpected opportunity this year for visitors to acquire their own piece of cultural history as they browse in our historic church.

Many Scottish artists are represented, including famous names from the past and the present. And because the sale is focused on raising funds for Christian Aid, the prices are affordable.

The generosity of so many donors and the time and effort of dozens of volunteers ensure that we can continue to support Christian Aid in its work to help those around the world most in need.

For more information about the Sale, please contact
Mary Davidson at 0131 556 2168 or 0771 418 6754
James Holloway at 0780 382 2334

We look forward to seeing you at the Sale.

Online sale of Scottish and Special Books (until midnight on Saturday 31 October)

We are also holding a very limited online-only Book Sale of Scottish and special books.

To download a copy of the Book Sale catalogue please click here

Or for a PDF copy of the Book Sale catalogue, please email []

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Some background on the The Book Sale 

Since it started in 1974 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. 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?

You can read more about previous Sales here





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