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)
Thank you to all the charities who applied for a tree in the 2017 Christmas Tree Festival. The successful charities have all been informed and the Festival is now full. As we sometimes do have cancellations – even at the last minute – we are happy to receive late applications which will be put on the waiting list. If you are still interested please contact the team as below.
Volunteers: We are very happy to receive help from the general public as well as the charities and members of the closer church family. Later in the summer we will have available volunteer forms for people to help with refreshments, stalls and stewarding. These will be sent to the participating charities and will also be available on this page and from the Festival desk in church.
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: If you are a member of a group who would like to visit the Festival, we would ask you to let us know in advance for your convenience and ours. you can download a booking form from this page, or contact us as described below. If you are a group wishing a meal, then this is essential.
Schools: It is essential that schools and other youth groups contact us before arranging a visit. School visits are not possible on Thursdays. Please use the form accessed from this page.
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 very grateful to receive quality gifts for the Grand Draw; the Tombola and the Stall. These can be brought into church from now on. Nearer the Festival, donations of cakes etc will also be very welcome.
CONTACT US: If you have any queries please come in to our Festival desk in church on Thursdays between 11am and 12noon, or 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