Christmas Tree Festival 2020

Dear friends, neighbours and supporters,

The recent government decision to impose a second lockdown in England has come as a necessary but unwelcome blow to all businesses and organisations attempting to bring some joy to the nation in the run up to Christmas.

We at St John's however are determined to 'lighten the darkness’ and to this end the Christmas Tree Festival 2020 will be going ahead but the dates will be changing.

Trees to be brought into church at staggered intervals, week beginning Monday 7th Dec

Tree Festival runs from Saturday 12th December 2020 RIGHT THROUGH until Wednesday 6th January 2021 (excluding 25th, 26th Dec & 1st Jan)

The Festival will be open from 12noon until 4pm daily

The Festival will be free, but access will be exclusively through advance booking with EVENTBRITE, tickets go live on Friday 4th December at Midnight.

We are very keen for you to play your part but it must be noted and recognised that there is always a possibility through further government restrictions, that the festival will not be open to the public and in this eventuality we would continue with our plans for a virtual Christmas Tree Festival. Please can you confirm that you are still willing and able to provide a tree for display in church by replying to this email before the weekend.

Bless you all - keep safe and keep well.

Revd Garry