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Another Successful Christmas Tree Festival at Ryton Methodist Church

The 13th annual Christmas Tree Festival at Ryton Methodist Church in Rugby Road, Bulkington, took place from 7th to 9th December with 27 Christmas trees on display. The theme this year was ‘Worldwide Festivals’ and titles included Festival of Remembrance, Festival of Arts, Easter, Harvest, Colour and St David’s Day.

We had lots of visitors all weekend but the 4pm carol singing was particularly well attended. Saturday was also very busy especially at lunch time when hot meals were served besides the usual tea and cakes. Although we make no entry charge, many people had refreshments, took part in the raffle or had a go on the tombola and when all the money was counted, we had raised £1,486 for church funds.

Our grateful thanks go to all who participated in any way, whether that was dressing a tree, providing cakes, stewarding or just coming along to enjoy the wonderful creations and appreciating the food. It was a wonderful weekend once again.