Operation Christmas Child is a project managed by Samaritan’s Purse. Shoeboxes are filled with toys, personal care items, school supplies and fun gifts which are distributed to children around the world. The mission of Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world.

Christchurch Abbeydale is proud to support Operation Christmas Child, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and make disciples of the nations. Below are some of the ways that the members Christchurch Abbeydale and the local community can support the project at a local level.


A ‘Sweet Treats and Tea’ afternoon is being held on Saturday 22 June 2024 between 2.00 and 4.00pm at 4 High Meadow, Abbeydale. It is a fund-raising event to help with the transport costs associated with this year’s Operation community packing party in October. A donation of only £5.00 per person is requested.