St Giles’ Church in West Bridgford holds its second Community Christmas Tree Festival.
Pictures from today Friday 8 Deecember ( open until 5 pm ) also open Saturday 9 December 10 am – 5 pm.
As part of West Bridgford’s celebration of Christmas, the church is filled with decorated trees to create an amazing spectacle.
Local organisations and businesses have created beautiful Christmas trees which will be on display from Friday 8th December to Saturday 9th December from 10 am to 5 pm on both days.
It will be a great opportunity to come along with friends and family, enjoy looking around the stunning displays as we build up to Christmas. Teas, coffees and of course mince pies will be served throughout the festival.
There are some amazing performers including choirs and music groups with several local folk musicians and ensembles to fill the church with wonderful festive music!
There is no entrance fee, and tickets are not required. All contributions are voluntary and will be given to St Giles’ Church chosen West Bridgford-based charity The Friary www.the-friary.org.uk The Friary’s mission is to empower homeless and vulnerable adults to rebuild their lives by offering practical services, advice and emotional support.
St Giles’ Church looks forward to welcoming you on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 December.
Provisional schedule St Giles Christmas Tree Festival 2023
10am Bellringing, quarter peal 40 mins approx.
11am Andy Cooper and Dave Quick, euphonium duets
2pm Jill and Bernard Blackwell traditional folk music
2.30pm Mick Pearce and Elaine Chipchase 16th/17th carols
3pm Johanna Langheld, carols to join in with
3.30pm John Keys, church organ
4pm Chris Bell and Stewart McCoy, lute duets
10am Fiona Harrison, harp and piano
10.30am Chris Punter, contemporary and popular songs with guitar
11am Jenny Bell and Dan Kittmer, original and seasonal songs, guitar, lute, bodhran
11.30am Chris Ebbern and St Giles church choir, carols in harmony
12noon Phoenix Voices Rushcliffe fun choir
12.30pm Steve Parry, a capella folk and seasonal songs
1pm ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’’ silly seasonal songlets
1.30pm Paul Carbuncle, punk folk and carols
2pm Lowd Harold, folk choir singing village carols 45 mins
3pm Ajar, trad/contemporary folk trio
3.30pm Lisa Bancroft and Amber, flute duets
4pm Will Bancroft, contemporary carols with guitar, Stephanie solo?
5.30 service ‘The Church in the Woods’, looking at the symbolism of the ‘Tree of Life’ singing carols (new and old) with traditional folk instruments