The 16th Christmas Tree Festival 2016
1st – 8th December 2016 10.00am – 8.00pm (12.00 noon – 8.00pm Sunday)
Festival Service 4th December at 10.30am (not Communion).
We are looking forward to another wonderful festival this year.
The Festival desk which has been open in church every Thursday morning between 10.30 and 11.30 will also be open on Tuesdays between 10.30 and 11.30 where a member of the team will be happy to collect volunteer forms, tombola/raffle/stall donations and answer any queries. You can also ring Alison on 01328 864685.
Fakenham Garden Centre: We are very grateful to the Turner family for once again agreeing to provide and sponsor all the trees for the festival. This is a tremendous and much appreciated contribution.
Volunteer forms: Tree bookings are closed – of course – and we have over 50 charities taking part, with over 60 trees in church. Volunteer forms for individuals who are willing to help at the Festival (1st – 8th December) are still available in church. Please take one, fill in the dates and times you can offer and return the form to the box in church or visit the Christmas Tree Festival desk in church any Tuesday or Thursday between 10.30 and 11.30am where any questions you may have can, hopefully, be answered! Most of the volunteer slots have been filled on the rota, so if you haven’t put your form in yet, or made your offers, please do so as soon as possible!
Schools: We are happy to accommodate groups from schools and nurseries except on Thursdays. However, booking is essential. Several morning slots have already been taken, so please get in touch with us as soon as possible.
Party Bookings: We have received lunch booking requests from coach firms taking parties to the Thursford Christmas Spectacular and other nearby venues, and several other party bookings. If you are interested in bringing a party for lunch it is essential to book in advance. If you are just coming to look round, it is still easier to know in advance so that all get the best possible experience. This is particularly important if you are bringing people in wheelchairs.
Raffle, Tombola and Christmas Stall: Thank you to those who have already donated items for these. More donations are still needed. Please bring them to us in church, or leave them in church clearly labelled “For the Tree Festival”.
If you have any questions or queries please come to the Festival Desk, email firstname.lastname@example.org (subject matter CTF please) or ring Alison on 01328 864685.
Pictures from the Christmas Tree Festival 2015