The St Anne’s Parish Church Annual Christmas Tree Festival is back – taking place over two weekends in December – Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th and Friday 17th, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th. This colourful Festival of decorated trees around the indoor perimeter of the church, after which the town of St Anne’s was named, has been a popular feature for 16 years up to being called off for the pandemic last year.
This year there will be over twenty trees on display, sponsored by members of the congregation and by many local organisations, and each tree will be dedicated to a charity – local, national or international. The Church will be open on these days from 1.30pm to 4.30pm and admission is free.
Among the attractions will be:
- Refreshments, including tea, coffee, mince pies and cakes
- Memorial trees
- Daily raffle
- Bottle stall
The Church pews will also be decorated with wreaths, dedicated to the memory of loved ones
The church’s vicar Fr Glen Brooks said: ‘It should be a wonderful occasion and I am looking forward to meeting as many people as possible.’
The photographs are from previous year’s displays.