This year exceeded all expectations with 127 boxes being sent via Operation Christmas Child from the three parishes of Feniton, Escot and Payhembury. In addition to the boxes ,so generously filled, there was a considerable sum of money, in excess of £300 either from donations or raised from the Coffee Morning in October.

Our boxes went out on the first load to the children Albania. This will give pleasure to many children who are not as fortunate as ours.

Sheila Lanning


I cannot believe how generous the box holders were this year, the total sum collected was £1,045 which is the most we have ever received. It was a combined effort between the three parishes of Feniton Payhembury and Escot.

Another year has passed and the customary reminder is going out to ask those of you who have a Children's Society gift box to return the Feniton boxes to Sheila Lanning at 3 Church Lane and the Payhembury boxes to Becky Gammon by the last week of October.

(That gives Sheila time during November to count the money and return the boxes to you before the Opoeration Christmas Child gift boxes need to be made up and despatched in the early part of November.)

Thank you

Sheila Lanning

This coffee morning will take place in St Andrew's Church, Feniton from 1030 to 1230 on Saturday 21st October

Operation Christmas Child is a non-profit, Christian organisation which sends Christmas gift boxes around the world to children affected by war, poverty, natural

At the Samaritan's Purse Coffee Morning in November £205 was raised to help send the shoeboxes to their recipients. Here are some photos of the boxes and the contents before they were packed.

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...and on their way.....