St. Andrew’s, in common with other parishes in the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf, supported the Mission to Seafarers with their collection of small gifts, presented in “shoeboxes”, to bring some Christmas cheer to those whose work aboard ships to provide us with many of the daily necessities of our lives meant that they were away from home and loved ones over the Christmas period.
The Cyprus Chaplain for the Mission to Seafarers, Mr. Ken Wiseman, visited St. Andrew’s and preached a very moving and informative sermon at the 10.30am service on Sunday 18th December 2016. Following this he took the 35 shoeboxes collected by the congregation and the wider community back to the Mission in Limassol to be distributed to seafarers.
The following letter was received by the Chaplain, the Revd Wendy Hough, from Mr. Wiseman:
7th January 2017
The Rev’d. Wendy Hough
St. Andrew’s Church
On behalf of Mission to Seafarers (Limassol) may I thank you , the congregation of St. Andrew’s and the wider community of Kyrenia, for the wonderful number of shoeboxes they donated to the Christmas appeal.
Your generosity helped us to distribute just short of 200 boxes to sailors visiting the Port of Limassol during the Christmas period. Please be assured that the contents provided by all were gratefully received especially by those who are so far away from home at this special season.
Again, very many thanks for your contribution and hard work and support.