Raiders have stolen money from a church in Barton-under-Needwood.
The festive donations were taken between December 23 and 24 from the Catholic church on Wales Lane.
Money in the votive candle box was taken by the offenders.
A Staffordshire Police spokesperson urged anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area to come forward. They added: “We are also appealing for anyone who may have CCTV from surrounding houses and businesses to make contact with us.”
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and quote incident 268 of 27 December.