The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to show God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1990, more than 186 million children in over 160 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. An amazing 265,975 shoebox gifts for children in eight countries across Eastern Europe, Africa and Central Asia in 2020! If you would like to find out more about how to pack a shoebox visit How to Pack a Shoebox (samaritans-purse.org.uk) Please remember not to include toothpaste or sweets. Full guidelines of what you can can include and what to avoid can be found on What Goes In My Shoebox (samaritans-purse.org.uk) National Collection Week this year is 15 – 22 November. We are a Collection Point for Christmas Shoeboxes. The last day for receiving shoeboxes will be Sunday 21 November. We are open from 9am R
St. Martin in the Bull Ring usually has the privilege of hosting a carol service on behalf of the West Midlands Fire Service. As this was not possible this year, the service has been produced online with contributions from across the whole West Midlands staff, the Fire Service Band, Mayfield School and our Rector, Jeremy, linking the whole thing together. To view the service on YouTube click on the image above.