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Operation Christmas Child

Each year St. Andrew's supports this project which is organised by the charity Samaritan's Purse where many shoe boxes - full of gifts and essential items - are sent to children in need around the world.


Please remember to save empty shoe boxes throughout the year. We start to collect them at St. Andrew's later in the summer so that they can be covered in festive gift wrap. 


Full details of the items permitted in the shoeboxes are available via the link (click here) and printed information is available from St. Andrew's in early Autumn.

If you would like to include home-made items, Operation Christmas Child does have some official recommendations and the patterns are available on

A few patterns, including the knitted clown hand puppets, are firm favourites. The patterns are below.

Last year St. Andrew's sent over 80 boxes to Operation Christmas Child. Thank you for all the support for with this worthy cause.