Festive fundraiser at village church

Findon village set for sixth Christmas tree festival SUS-170412-170624001
Findon village set for sixth Christmas tree festival SUS-170412-170624001

Findon village is set to present its sixth fundraising Christmas tree festival at St John the Baptist Church this weekend.

Members of the public are warmly invited to visit the seasonally decorated church to enjoy homemade produce and crafts, refreshments and a tombola on Saturday, December 9, between 10am and 6pm, and Sunday, December 1,0 between 11am and 4pm.

There will also be a short reflective closing service on the Sunday at 3.45pm to round off the weekend’s festivities.

For the event which takes place every other year, many local organisations and businesses are once again decorating Christmas trees in the church, including Findon Village Pre-School, St John the Baptist Primary School, the WI, Messy Church, the newly opened Findon Village Store, a village group called Men In Sheds, the Friends of St John the Baptist Church and the Rowland Singers Choral Society.

Admission and parking at the festival is free, with donations requested for the church. A free programme will give details of all groups taking part. Visitors will also have the opportunity to vote for their favourite tree to see which organisation’s efforts are the most popular.

For more, contact priest-in-charge Reverend Helena Buqué on 01903 873601 or churchwarden Tessa McCormick on 07909 851629.