The Parish Church of Saint Faith
Great Crosby 

Christmas Tree Festival 2012

Welcome to our fourth annual Christmas Tree Festival at Saint Faith's Church, Great Crosby
(on the A565 main road in Crosby).

We will be open at various times between


If you haven’t visited our festival before, then come and see what you’ve missed!
If you visited us in previous years, we look forward to seeing you again.
Charities, churches and local businesses are once again joining to create a spectacular scene,
with 42 decorated and lit trees displayed for your enjoyment,
with an opportunity to donate to your favourite charities and enjoy the very special atmosphere.

We’re sure this will be a very enjoyable occasion - admission is FREE,
so come as often as you like and enjoy a warm welcome, admire the trees and stay for a chat with friends and visitors
 over coffee, lunch or afternoon tea, and browse around the stalls selling cakes, preserves, gifts and craft items.
Throughout the week there will be entertainment by school choirs, an evening of carol singing on Wednesday,
 and a concert on Saturday morning by young people from the Liverpool Saturday Music School.


Sunday 2nd December 
1.00 pm to 4.00 pm;

6.00 pm Advent service
Monday 3rd December 
12 noon to 5.00 pm

Tuesday 4th December 
12 noon to 5.00 pm

Wednesday 5th December 
12 noon to 5.00 pm

7.00 pm to 9.00 pm - with carol singing with a military band
Thursday 6th December 
12 noon to 5.00 pm

Friday 7th December 
12 noon to 5.00 pm

Saturday 8th December 
10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Margaret Houghton, who started it all off four years ago, writes about this year's festival

No sooner are the trees, lights and decorations safely packed away from the Tree Festival,
 than they are coming out again and off we go once more into the flurry
and bustle of yet another festival. 
It is most interesting to see the comings and goings of various sponsors and charities. 
Many charities have so enjoyed the event,
they are joining us again for the fourth year, others look around for new ideas
for their publicity, but word does get round and this year seven new sponsors have asked
to take part. 
This variety of participators can only benefit the occasion by making known just how many charities
are supported in the area and how much time is
willingly given. 
From the start the Tree Festival has been so happily embraced by local schools, community and visitors from further afield.

When the possibility of such an event was first discussed, I was fortunate to have a source of advice
from a team organising a similar event in a church in Norfolk
and this gave us confidence to have a go.  
Happily this year it has been my pleasure to pass on our experiences to two other parishes which wish to establish their

 own festival; not in close proximity I am pleased to say.  Good will and generosity does not go that far.

So please make a note of the opening days and times of the festival, this year from  Sunday 2nd December to Saturday 8th Decembe,r
when our church will once again
bask in the warmth and friendship experienced over the past three years. 
Please come and join us and enjoy the atmosphere, you will not be disappointed.

Click here for pages showing what the 2011 Tree Festival was like.

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