23rd Fakenham Parish Church
Christmas Tree Festival

30th November to 7th December 2023
10am to 8pm (12 noon to 7.30pm on Sun).

Festival Services: Sun 3rd Dec 10.00am
& Sung Compline at 7.30pm
Cafe open: 10am-7pm daily (12-7pm Sunday).

2023 Christmas Tree Festival

This year’s festival is here!

We’re open from

Thursday 30th November to Thursday 7th December 2023

A not to be missed event!

There’s a Christmas Market selling Christmas gifts, crafts and ‘goodies’ –  including small beautifully decorated home made Christmas cakes –  and a book stall full of beautiful new books and similar gifts; a raffle and our ever popular Tombola. Our Church Café is open for refreshments between 10am and 7pm including our famous home made cakes, filled rolls and home made soups. 

Come and visit the crib and write a prayer on a star to hang on one of the special ‘prayer trees’ in the Sanctuary. These prayers will be offered up in a special ceremony during our 10am service on January 7th 2024 – The Feast of Epiphany.

The festival is open from 10.00am – 8.00pm every day except Sunday, when it will be midday – 7.30pm, after the 10am Festival Service, where the charities and groups represent their work.  Compline (a lovely, peaceful evening service) will be sung by our choir at 7.30pm on Sunday. Refreshments will be available between 10am and 7pm.

We are happy to welcome leashed, well-behaved dogs. They will not be allowed in the kitchen/cafe areas, but you are welcome to purchase refreshments and consume in other areas of the church.

We is wonderful to see the church once again buzzing with people enjoying the trees and the celebratory atmosphere, and raising much needed funds for the charities taking part.

It was essential that all coach, school, youth or residential groups booked well in advance,

We’re sorry, but group booking is now closed 

This is to avoid clashes,  safeguard against overcrowding, and to make sure that all visitors have the best experience possible.  Groups are asked to book for next year [28th Nov -5th Dec 2024] by ringing Alison on 01328 864685 or contacting the team at fakenhamchristmastreefestival@gmail.com .

All trees  are kindly donated again by Fakenham Garden Centre.

Applications opened on the 19th April, and closed at the end of May. All successful applications were informed of their place by the end of June. It is now too late to have a tree in this year’s festival, but please contact us if you are interested in having a tree next year, and we will let you know in time to apply for 2024.

We are now compiling the rotas of volunteer help for the various activities happening in church during the festival – refreshments, tombola, Christmas Market etc. If you are interested in helping, there are still a few vacancies at different times and on different days. Please come in to church  and talk to one of the Festival team. Alternatively email us.

If you need to contact us please email us at fakenhamchristmastreefestival@gmail.com or phone 01328 864685


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2020 Christmas Tree Festival Prayer

Loving God,
We could have sat down and wept for the loss to our community of the Christmas Tree Festival!
Thank you for your inspiration and creativity which has given rise to 2020’s virtual Festival.
Bless the charities taking part and all who work for the good of others, here and elsewhere.
May we all feel your presence and your love upholding us through these difficult times and always.

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