Christmas tree festival comes to King Charles the Martyr Church

RESIDENTS and visitors are being invited to a week of afternoon walks in a winter wonderland of specially decorated charity Christmas trees – with a chance to take one home.

During the Christmas Tree Festival, visitors to the King Charles the Martyr Church can wander through a grove of over 20 charity trees, decorated by charities, sponsors, businesses and church groups, while the choir sings carols.

The festival will be held on December 12 to 16 and is open every afternoon from 3:30 to 6:30pm.

The trees will be ‘planted’ throughout the 350-year-old church, with ten resting on the pews in the main aisle, four near the altar, two on the stairs at the back and the rest elsewhere in the church.

Vicar the Revd Laurence Powell said: “Visitors are warmly welcomed to pop a donation in the collection boxes of their favourite charity trees and maybe even place a bid on their favourite tree.”

“The winning bidders will get to take the tree and its decorations home with them, and donations raised from the bids and the collection tins under each tree will go to each of the charities.”

The auction results will be announced during The King Charles the Martyr Christmas Fair on Saturday December 17, from 11am to 2pm.

The church hall at 3 Warwick Park is also one of the town’s designated Warm Spaces this winter, opening every Friday afternoon from 1:30pm to 5pm for hot drinks and other refreshments, free wi-fi and charging facilities.

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