St Faith's Christmas Tree Festival
. DIARY 2014 .
This is the fourth page of the ongoing record of the 2014 Christmas Tree Festival
Follow the links at the foot of this page to access:
Page one: the build up
Page two: the opening day
Page three: Monday and Tuesday
Page five: Thursday
Wednesday, 3rd December
The middle day of the Tree Festival week is always busy, and this year's was no exception.
At lunchtime a large contingent of small girls - the pupils of Merchant Taylors' Stanfield - sang sweetly to us.
Parties of children from Waterloo Primary School continued to drop in and look around, and the refreshments and sales stalls were kept busy.
The evening saw what is now a popular tradition: a carol service with brass band accompaniment.
Our monthly Services Family Support Group meeting was once again subsumed into an evening Tree Festival session.
A capacity congregation/audience sang carols, introduced and linked by our regular chaplain Padre George Perera,
while the Lancashire Artillery Band, resplendent as ever in their striking dress uniforms, accompanied the carols and played Christmas medleys.
Cadets from Merchant Taylors' Combined Cadet Force acted as stewards and took a retiring collection for forces' charities
The stalls were open and the trees invited donations to their charities - and a great community time was had by all.
For the preparations and build-up page click HERE
For words and pictures from Advent Sunday click HERE
For Monday and Tuesday of the Christmas Tree Festival week click HERE
For Thursday click HERE