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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.

Aylsham church  holly 397The 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

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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.
Visit:  www.aylshamteamministry.org.uk


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