St Mary’s Church in Long Stratton delighted by first Christmas Tree festival

St Mary's Church in Long Stratton host their first Christmas Tree Festival. Rev Heather Wilcox, Pand

St Mary's Church in Long Stratton host their first Christmas Tree Festival. Rev Heather Wilcox, Pandy Pearce, Janet and Robert Roberts. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2016 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The festive spirit can be found in abundance at St Mary's Church in Long Stratton.

Holding its first Christmas tree festival, the church is packed full of trees which have been decorated by a number of organisations from the village, including the Women's Institute, the Lions Club and Scouts and Guides groups.

The Rev Heather Wilcox said the 22 trees have created a festive atmosphere.

She added: 'We have had a steady stream of people in all the time. It has been really enjoyable so far. It looks really nice. There is a nice atmosphere with people enjoying chatting over their tea and coffee.

'We're hoping it will become an annual event and hoping we can get more trees – although I don't know where we'd put them.'


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Entry to the festival is free and will run until Saturday. The church is open daily from 10am to 4pm.

Refreshments are served all day and light lunches are also available from 11.30am to 2pm.

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