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St Giles’ Church to sparkle again at Christmas Tree Festival 2023

After the incredible success of last year’s event, St Giles’ Church in West Bridgford is excited to invite everyone to the church again this year for the second Community Christmas Tree Festival.

As part of West Bridgford’s celebration of Christmas, the church will be filled with decorated trees to create an amazing spectacle. 

 

Local organisations and businesses are creating beautiful Christmas trees which will be on display from Friday 8th December to Saturday 9th December from 10am to 5pm 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. 

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There will be 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

 

Friday

10am Bellringing, quarter peal 40 mins approx.

11am Andy Cooper and Dave Quick, euphonium duets

11.30

12noon

12.30pm

1pm

1.30pm

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

4.30pm

 

Saturday

 

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?

4.30pm

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

•  St Giles West Bridgford warm space meet and eat sessions

•  The Friary and West Bridgford Colts join up for Sleep Out

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