Getting ready for the 2015 Christmas Tree Festival at St Faith's

This page provides a record of the preparations and publicity for the latest annual extravaganza,
together with links to highlights of the happenings in the years since we launched it in December 2009
and the full schedule of times, events, facilities and entertainments on offer this year.

     What's it all about? 

Our 7th annual Christmas Tree Festival will be held in St Faith's Church between Sunday 6th and Saturday 12th December

Charities, churches and local businesses are again joining to create a spectacular scene, with more than 40 decorated, lit trees on show for your enjoyment.
Here is an ideal opportunity to donate to your favourite charities and enjoy the very special atmosphere.

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 and community choirs, concerts and visits from local schools.
We are open every afternoon, with extra sessions on some week nights, with special entertainment on these sessions.
See the detailed 2015 timetable below.
   Magazine bulletins from our new Tree Master
Following Margaret Houghton's well-earned retirement from the role, Gareth Griffiths, ably partnered of course by Brenda Cottarel,
undertook to 'front' the festival this year. In church magazine articles, linked below, he set out his stall, labelled himself our Tree Master
explained what was going on and (most important) appealed for help. Click and read....
The Trees are Coming Again (October)
The Tree Master Talks (November)
  Links to the previous six festivals
Click here for an index page accessing words and pictures from all the Festivals from 1999

  The full schedule for 2015
Opening times, events, entertainments, facilities are here
The Wednesday evening Military Band Carol Concert - a highlight each year - is here
'Supper, Skiffle and Song' - a special event on the Friday evening - is here