Christmas Tree Festival

Our seventh annual Christmas Tree festival, now a firm favourite in the town's seasonal calendar, will take place from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th December 2017. Local businesses, voluntary groups and churches, as well as families and charities will each be sponsoring and decorating a real Christmas Tree following a theme of their own choice.  Visitors to the festival will be invited to vote for their favourite tree by putting money in a pot.  All the money raised from voting will go to the PLANETS, a charity based at Southampton General Hospital, dedicated to defeating Pancreas Liver And NeuroEndocrine Tumours (NETs), with other funds raised during the festival weekend being used for the work of St. Luke's Church.

Sponsor a Tree!
Click here to download a sponsorship form to sponsor a tree for £25.00. Complete the forma and return it with your payemnt to the Vicarage, or send it by e-mail and make an online payment.

Buy a Tree!
If you would like to buy one of the trees for collection from Monday 11th December onwards, we ask for a minimum donation of £15.00. Visit the welcome desk by the door to place your order.

Programme
Refreshments will be available in the church throughout the festival. There will also be stalls selling seasonal items.

Friday, 8th December 2017
8:30am Morning Prayer
10:00am Church open to view decorated trees; stalls and refreshments
7:30pm Free concert among the trees: Wind and Words for Christmas

Saturday, 9th December 2017

9:00am Morning Prayer
10:00am Church open to view decorated trees; stalls and refreshments
12:00noon Sandwich Lunches available
1:00pm Free concert by River City Saxes
7.00pm Close

Sunday, 10th December 2017

8:00am Holy Communion
10:00am Parish Communion
12:00noon Church open to view decorated trees; stalls and refreshments
6.00pm Christmas Tree Service
 




We look forward to seeing you!

To find out about other Christmas Tree Festivals throughout the UK visit www.christmastreefestivals.org