Shoebox Appeal


Thank you to all who took part in the shoebox scheme at St. James this year.

93 boxes were collected which is a great achievement!

We pray that they will be a great blessing to the children who receive them.

If you didn't manage to get your box back to us in time please note that most Shoezone stores will still take them for collection until November 25th. Thank you.



Fill a shoebox and change a child's life. With our help Samaritan's Purse deliver millions of Christmas shoeboxes each year to children in need all over the world.

This box may be the only gift they receive this Christmas. Will you help?

Fill an empty shoebox with toys, treats, school supplies and essential items and attach a boy/girl label to the lid, selecting the age-category your gift is intended for. Please first check which items are allowed and which are not, and ensure that all items going into the box are brand new. 

Enclose a *£5.00 shipping donation to help your box reach its destination and secure it with an elastic band.

Return your box to St. James Church by Friday November 16th to ensure it is collected in time. 

There are a limited number of shoeboxes available to collect free from the office for anyone who needs them.

*You can 'Follow Your Box' if the £5.00 donation is made online. You will receive a barcode to print and put inside the box which can be tracked. You will then receive an email in January to let you know which country your box was sent to.

For more details about 'Operation Christmas Child' please click HERE