Seafarers’ Christmas Boxes 2021

As so many of us know living here in Cyprus being away from your family during the holidays is never easy. But seafarers around the world often have no choice as to whether they go back home to be with their loved ones at this time of year.

This year has been particularly difficult for seafarers because of Covid. Many of them have been unable to even set foot ashore, let alone visit their homes and families because of the pandemic.

Once again this year the Mission to Seafarers in Limassol is asking for our support for their participation in a campaign to bring a little Christmas cheer to seafarers who may be in the port over the holiday period.

Shoeboxes for Seafarers aims to provide a suitably decorated shoe box with goodies that seafarers may welcome at Christmas when they are so far from home.  The contents may contain things like toiletries, notebooks, socks, tissues, soap, chocolates, sweets etc.  The Mission puts a woolly hat and  mug into each box so donors are asked to please leave room for them.  A Christmas card would be a nice touch but no address and certainly please NO MONEY.

Boxes may be given to the Church Wardens or Chaplain but please be sure to hand in any contributions before Sunday 5th December so that they can be transported to Limassol in good time.

If you need further clarification please ask one of the Churchwardens.


Seafarer's Christmas Shoebox