Opening of St John's Christmas Tree Festival and Fair

The church was full for the opening of the Charity Christmas Tree Festival this year. The Festival was opened by New Dawn whose engaging and moving performance was much appreciated by all. They invited children and young people to join them at the front for the countdown to the dramatic "switch on" of the lights. Following the "switch on" visitors went round to have a closer look at the trees and contribute to the charities.

They were also able to enjoy further entertainment in the church by John Cotterall on the organ, children from Farnborough Road Junior School and, later, the Southport Youth Band, as well as going through to the Christmas market. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening.