St John, Caversham

Christmas came early at St John’s, when 102 boxes of gifts were brought into church on 1st November for our annual “Shoe Box Sunday”. Members of the congregation had filled the boxes with toys, sweets, knitted hats and gloves and items to help with hygiene and education. The Rev Rachel Ross Smith blessed the boxes, which will go to The Samaritan’s Purse charity to be distributed through “Operation Christmas Child” to children across the world who otherwise may not receive a present.

2015 11 01 Operation Christmas Child