Christmas Trees lit up

The first Christmas Tree Festival was held in 2003 and has been held every year – until now.

It is with a great deal of sadness that, after very careful consideration, the Planning Group for the Christmas Tree Festival at Holy Trinity Church has decided to cancel the festival again this year. The only consuming reason is the current seemingly uncontrollable epidemic.

Instead, however, from 9th December throughout the Christmas season, there will be nine trees on display and everyone will be able to visit on any day at any time between 9am and 4pm observing, of course, services that are being conducted as well as social distancing.

Apart from the Vicar’s tree there will be a Prayer Tree provided by the Church and a Memorial Tree provided by P & S Gallagher. The other special trees will be decorated by Next Step Nursery, The Independent State of Cuckfield, Hairsmiths, Gillian Fabb Memorial Fund, Orchard House and Holy Trinity Primary School.

The Church very much hopes that the community will understand the difficulty of this decision and in turn take the opportunity to visit the Church and appreciate the contribution that our local tree decorators have made.

There is no entry fee this year so it is hoped that visitors will make a modest donation towards the Church Roof Appeal.  Visitors will be able to return to see the trees as often as they wish until 6th January.

The team remains extremely hopeful that it will be staging the full event again next year when GOLDEN LION CHILDREN’S TRUST will be its partner charity.

Below are some pictures of last year’s tree and decorations. Thank you to all who contributed!

Please respect the social distancing and safety guidelines as you enter the Church (you must bring a mask). All church service details can be found on the Church website.