It will be good that for our 17th Christmas Tree Festival we will be able to have the full 60 trees in the church together with the larger Remembrance Tree.
The festival commences on Saturday 3rd December and will be open each weekend up to Christmas. Saturdays 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays 12 noon – 5 p.m. The church can also be opened by arrangement for groups during the week.
During the event there will be hot drinks and mince pies available in the annexe.
Admission will continue to be £2.00 per person and accompanied children under 12 will be free. The proceeds will be in aid of Church funds, with a donation being given to the Mary Ann Evans Hospice.
This Festival is enjoyed by all ages, starting with the “Wow” factor when entering the Church with all the lights on. We are sure that our tree decorators will come up with equally imaginative titles and varied displays as in past years.
Jess & Richard Arrowsmith with Jo Maher will be returning again this year as part of their Christmas tour on Saturday 17th at 7.30 p.m. They will be performing a concert of traditional English songs and music with many Christmas carols. This lively concert is really well received each year.
There will be the traditional trees that we have each year e.g. the Poppy Tree and The Remembrance Tree, where visitors can put the names of loved ones on a star and make a donation toward churchyard grass cutting. In the vestry there will be the Prayer Tree and the opportunity to light a candle.
Other than the trees, there is again a selection of Christmas and winter displays in windows and suspended from arches and ceilings. As in previous years, there will be a crib on the altar to remind all of us that the gift to mankind of the baby Jesus is the true meaning of Christmas.