Christmas trees and more at Aylsham Church
2016: Christmas Trees will be helping to fill Aylsham Parish Church with colour and a little bit of Christmas spirit at the Church’s Annual Christmas Tree Festival which runs from November 25 to 30. Tony Rothe reports.
The Christmas Tree Festival is just part of an extending weekend of celebrations, which includes Aylsham’s ‘Lights Switch On’ and Lantern Procession; 'Christmas Elf Workshop' Coffee Morning with children's activities; the annual Advent Candlelit Carol Service; a special Christmas Monday Craft Market; & a photography evening.
Revd Canon Andrew Beane, Vicar of Aylsham, said “It is wonderful that the church will be at the centre of the town’s celebrations, we are delighted that we will be helping to support nearly 30 local, national and international charities over the weekend.
"Our Christmas Tree Festival is about promoting the charitable work of lots of different organisations in the town, and reminding visitors that at the heart of Christmas is generosity, hospitality, and of course the birth of Jesus.”
Christmas Tree Festival Programme
Friday 25 10am – 8pm Christmas Tree Festival open
5pm Lantern Procession past the Church
6pm Christmas Lights switch on
Saturday 26 10am – 5pm Christmas Tree Festival open
10am – 1pm 'Christmas Elf Workshop' Craft & Coffee Morning
Sunday 27 10.15am Advent Sunday Service and the lighting of the Advent Crown
11am – 4pm Christmas Tree Festival Open
4pm Advent Candlelit Service
Monday 28 9am – 12.30pm Monday Christmas Craft Market
9am – 4pm Christmas Tree Festival Open
Tuesday 29 10am - 8pm Christmas Tree Festival Open
7pm Christmas Photography Evening - Take photos of the trees and lights.
The festival runs from Friday November 25 to Thursday December 1 from 10am to 4pm, with late night opening on the Friday. Admission is free.
The festival will end this year with an evening with Carol Ann Duffy, the Poet Laureate organised by The Book Hive.
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