Preparing for the 2010 Charity Christmas Tree Festival

Preparations are well underway for our Charity Christmas Tree Festival. The first tree arrived on Monday, still covered in real frost. This was followed yesterday by over thirty more trees. Now, as I type, church members and representatives of local schools and charities are busy decorating “their” trees. The church is buzzing and full of the fragrance of pine.

All the trees have been sponsored by local individuals and businesses. There will be more than thirty charities represented and by the time of the opening tomorrow (Friday) all the trees will be individually decorated.

Don’t miss the Charity Christmas Tree festival which runs from 6.00 p.m. tomorrow with entertainment from the local jazz group,
“Fisherman’s Friend”. The grand switch on will take place at 6.30 p.m. but you will need to get there in good time to be sure of a seat!

After the switch on, St. John’s Christmas Market and CafĂ© will open in the hall. This will run throughout the festival providing an opportunity to relax, and catch up with family and friends, over a cup of coffee or a seasonal snack. You will also have the opportunity to do some Christmas shopping and enjoy a variety of activities. Children can visit Father Christmas in his grotto for FREE!

If you can not manage Friday night the Festival and Market will be open from 10.00 a.m. until 3.30 p.m. on Saturday. Get Christmas off to a fantastic start by making the effort to come down to St. John’s to support the charities, have fun and relax.
Entry to the Festival, Market and Santa’s Grotto are all FREE!!!

The trees will remain in church for the rest of the Christmas season so you can enjoy them again if you attend any Christmas service at St. John’s.

We hope to see you there!