Christmas trees, music and craft at Aylsham church
A whole host of colourful Christmas trees, a medieval concert and a craft fair will be helping to fill Aylsham Parish Church with Christmas spirit at the church’s annual Christmas Tree Festival which starts on Friday.
The Christmas Tree Festival is part of an extended weekend of celebrations, which includes Aylsham’s ‘Lights Switch On’ and lantern procession; the Advent all-age worship service; a Medieval Christmas concert with Hexichordia and a Christmas Craft Market.
Revd Canon Andrew Beane, the Rector of Aylsham said “It is wonderful that the church will be at the centre of the town’s celebrations and we are delighted that we will be helping to support over 35 local, national and international charities over the weekend. Our Christmas tree festival is about promoting the charitable work of lots of different organisations in the town and reminding visitors that at the heart of Christmas is generosity, hospitality, and of course the birth of Jesus.”
The trio Hexachordia will perform A Medieval Christmas - A Celebration in Music and Words, on the Wednesday evening, November 29, to raise money for Hope and Homes, an international charity which helps get children out of orphanages and into homes with families. The group consists of Sarah Doig, Tony Scheuregger and Jane Scheuregger, playing lutes, the gittern, crumhorn and other age-old instruments.
Tickets for the concert, which starts at 7pm, are £10, including refreshments.
Christmas Tree Festival programme:
Friday November 24 10am – 8pm Christmas Tree Festival open - mulled wine and carols in the church. Christmas lights switch on in the town at 6pm.
Saturday 25 10am – 4pm Christmas Tree Festival open.
Sunday 26 10.15am Advent All Age Worship. Tree festival open until 4pm.
Monday 27 9am – 12pm Christmas craft Market. Tree festival open until 4pm.
Tuesday 28 10am - 8pm Christmas Tree Festival Open.
Wednesday 29 7.00pm Medieval Christmas Concert in aid of Hope & Homes.
Admission to the Christmas Tree festival is free.
Visit : www.aylshamparishchurch.org.uk
Pictures are from the 2016 festival.
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