Christmas Tree Festival

Christmas Tree Festival at St Chad’s

On Friday 15th December 6.30pm there will be a Christmas Tree Festival opening ceremony to which everyone is invited; there will be a short service led by Rev Sam followed by the Gallery Singers. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served.

Sponsor a tree!
If you would like a school, college, musical or community group, charity, business to sponsor a Christmas tree this year please do be in touch for further information via 01743 365 478 or speak with our Churchwardens Jo or Sue after the service on Sundays.


Over 10,000 people visited St Chad’s last year to look around the trees. It’s a special experience, with some beautifully decorated Christmas trees in the wonderful ambience of St. Chad’s; a real Christmastide treat for all.

Admission will be free, as always, to this year’s spectacular display of decorated and illuminated Christmas trees on the ground and upper gallery of St Chad’s church. Viewing is daily throughout most of December and early January.

Relevant dates:
From now on: contact the Office to sponsor a tree.
Friday 8 December: Stands put up in church
Monday 11th December: trees arrive and are installed in church
Tue 12 -Thur 14 December: tree decoration by sponsors. Church opens 8am, closes 4.30pm.
Friday 15th December Festival opens, with a visiting choir.
Wed 3rd – Th 4th January 2024: sponsors collect their decorations
5 January 2024: trees out.
Saturday 6th January: church cleaning.