The 16th Christmas Tree Festival 2016
1st – 8th December 2016
We are looking forward to another wonderful festival this year. The launch date for the Christmas Tree Festival 2016 was the 4th April.
There was a launch meeting in church on Monday 4th April. Charities wishing to take part this year were asked to collect their packs at the meeting as they will not be sent by email, post or 3rd party this year. This is because some of the guidelines are changing, and we would like to be able to discuss the changes with prospective charities. If you are a charity interested in having a tree at the festival this year, and could not attend the meeting, please come to the Festival Desk in church on Thursday mornings (10.30-11.30 am) where a member of the team will be available to discuss your application, explain the changes and provide the necessary forms. The deadline for the return of application forms will be the 1st June. 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.
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.