The 16th Christmas Tree Festival 2016
1st – 8th December 2016
We are looking forward to another wonderful festival this year.
Just as, hopefully, a long summer stretches before us, the closing date for applications for the 2016 Christmas Tree Festival (CTF) has passed and the CTF team is at work. Following the launch meeting in April, application forms were issued. The first two were completed and returned the next day! We have also already received a lunch booking request from a coach firm taking a party to the Thursford Christmas Spectacular. CTF 2016 is underway!.
There are still a few trees available and if you would like to take up one of these there is a CTF desk in church every Thursday morning between 10.30 and 11.30 where a member of the team will be happy to answer any queries, or ring Alison on 01328 864685.
We will also be delighted to receive donations for the raffle, stall or tombola, and thank those who have already donated.
If you have any questions or queries please come to the Festival Desk, email email@example.com (subject matter CTF please) or ring Alison on 01328 864685.
The 15th Christmas Tree Festival 2015
We would like to give a big thank you to everyone who helped to make the 2015 Christmas Tree Festival such a success.
Some 69 charities took part in this year’s festival and there was 70+ trees. Thank you to everyone who came to the Festival and gave so generously to achieve this wonderful result for the charities and the church. Click here to see Charity Totals.
We were delighted with all the lovely comments we received during and after the Festival. The volunteers from the various Charities played their part with enthusiasm, thank you for all your work. Finally big thanks to all the church members and people of the community who gave many hours of work in preparation and throughout the Festival itself. Thank you
During the Festival, many people wrote a message for God (a prayer) on a star and added it to one of the six Prayer Trees near the altar. These trees remained in place until after Christmas. When the stars were removed from the trees, they were offered to God during our prayer time at the 10.30am Service of Epiphany on Sunday 3rd January 2016.