WELCOME TO THE 17th CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL
30th November to 7th December 2017 – 10am to 8pm
(12noon – 7.45pm Sunday 3rd December with a non-communion Festival Service at 10.30am and Compline at 7.45pm)
The 17th Christmas Tree Festival starts this Thursday, everything is on schedule for another successful Festival.
We’re off! The Festival was opened by the Mayor, Dr George Acheson on the evening of Wednesday 30th November. He co-ordinated the switching-on of the lights of the Christmas trees in front of an invited audience. We were entertained by a choir from Fakenham Junior School, and musicians from Fakenham Academy as charity representatives and invited guests admired the 60+ trees.
Volunteers: There are still a few gaps in the volunteer rota, and we would love to see some new faces – as well as familiar ones – taking part in this marvellous experience. If you would like to join in, please pop in to Church in the next few days where team members will be on hand to sign you up.
Refreshments: Tea, coffee, homemade cakes and filled rolls are available from 10am to 7pm everyday (from 12noon on Sunday). Light lunches and teas are also available. You can access menu information here:
Groups and Schools: If you are a member of a group who would like to visit the Festival, we would ask you to let us know as soon as possible for your convenience and ours. We obviously have to limit the number of groups visiting at any one time.
If you are a group wishing a meal, then booking is essential. School visits spaces are very limited now. Please contact us as described below.
Highfield Road Car Par, Fakenham is open to allow visiting coaches/buses to park in Highfield Road car park. The height and width restriction barriers have been removed.
Sunday: There will be a non-Communion Festival service at 10.30am at which the charities display a token of their work and receive a blessing. Everyone is invited to this service, however the Festival will not open until 12 noon after the service. At 7.45pm the Festival will close and the choir will sing Compline – a short, quiet evening service – to which all are invited.
Donations: we are still very grateful to receive quality gifts for the Stall. Please bring these into church as soon as possible. Donations of cakes etc are also very welcome every day.
If you are interested in taking part in our 2018 Festival (29th Nov – 6th December 2018) please watch this website for details of the Launch Meeting in March 2018.
CONTACT US: If you have any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org (subject matter CTF please), or ring Alison on 01328 864685.
The Festival Team (Anne, Alison, Elaine, Lily, Roger & Sue)
Pictures from the Christmas Tree Festival 2016