Christian Aid Week

To find out about the work of Christian Aid

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As well as the annual door to door collections, Cramond Kirk will be supporting Christian Aid with a number of exciting events for all the family -



        SUNDAY, 12 MAY

The Scouts Bedding Plants

Professionally grown, high quality bedding plants, fresh from the nursery & at great prices.  

CDs, DVDs etc                     

Bring along your CDs, records, videos, cassettes & DVDs – any vintage welcome. Have a clear out – then treat yourself to something new.

Home baking                      

Always a winner. Bake your favourites & let us share!

Fair Trade                           

Well worth a visit to this stall for quality products and to support fair-trade worldwide.


A great way to build up your strength for another trip into the Stall area! We all need to be revived at some point.

Tomato Plants                    

Grow A Tomato Plant .... help feed a family


All donations gratefully received.  The more the merrier, as they say!!


If you or anyone you know would be able to provide a prize for our raffle, please contact the Kirk Office at From big to small  : all are welcome. Please help us raise as much money as we can for Christian Aid.

Children’s Activities  & "Guess the .... " Challenges          

The Millennium Room will have activities & games for children.  Come and join in - regardless of your age!

There will also be a Christian Aid Stall run by the older Sunday Club children with information on the kind of work Christian Aid undertakes in different parts of the world as well as details of the gifts you can buy.

".... In a Box"

A new initiative at this year's Christian Aid Fair is an "... In a Box" silent auction & we would be grateful for your help. The idea is to fill a box of any size with an appropriate selection of items e.g. a "Garden in a Box" might include a pair of gloves, some packets of seeds, a couple of plant pots etc or "Baking in a Box" could include a recipe or 2 with the ingredients needed for those recipes. The list of ideas is endless - craft, shower, afternoon tea, golf ... Filled boxes can be left in the Kirk Office any weekday morning or brought along to the Kirk Hall on the day of the Fair. Further information is available from the Kirk Office at


CHRISTIAN AID SONGS OF PRAISE EVENING – 7 pm on Sunday, 12 May in the Kirk Hall.  Come & enjoy an evening of your favourite hymns.

THE BRAINTEASER QUIZ is now available from the Kirk office weekdays and at the Kirk doors on Sundays.

QUIZAID              Thursday, 16 May (7 pm for 7.30 pm)

Spaces are available for this fun evening which comes with a glass of wine & nibbles. Book now for a night out.  Get a team together & take advantage of our Early Bird Discount (teams of up to 5 people or individuals). Contact any CA Committee member or the Kirk Office. Entry forms available by clicking HERE


This year’s Christian Aid book sale at St Andrew’s & St George’s West Church will be held from 11 – 17 May, 10 am to 3.30 pm with a late opening until 7 pm on Thursday, 16 May & excluding Sunday, 12 May.  As well as books of every kind, they will also have paintings, records, sheet music, stamps, postcards, toys, games, jigsaws & home baking.  Donations for the sale would be very welcome & can be left at St Andrew’s & St George’s West Church from Monday, 29 April – Wednesday, 8 May between 9 am & 9 pm (excluding Sunday, 5 May).


Now is the time to plan for the 2019 tomato season. Supplies of award-winning “Ailsa Craig”, “Cherry” “Gardener’s Delight” & other varieties will be available, complete with growing-on instructions in time for the Fair on Sunday, 12 May. Pre-orders will usually be delivered prior to the Fair. These may be grown in large pots or Gro-Bags in greenhouses, conservatories, porches or on windowsills as well as outside in well-sheltered positions. Over the past 30 years over £4,000 has been raised for Christian Aid in this way. Easy to grow, especially for beginners or for the more experienced gardener, the sight, scent & taste of ripe red (and occasionally yellow) tomatoes, just ready to pick, provides a welcome change from the pre-packaged variety which may have travelled thousands of miles by air to the supermarket.

Ensure your supplies now, priced at 90p per plant, by contacting Michael Dick or Crichton Mouat at for standard “Ailsa Craig” and many other plants plus the smaller & popular red “Cherry” variety. You too could be enjoying freshly-plucked tomatoes this summer in addition to being kind to the environment but do hurry to place your order as supplies are limited and are of course subject to the weather!

Grow A Tomato Plant .... help feed a family!