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All Saints Church, Writtle

Christmas Tree Festival

Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December 2019

"The Church never looked so beautiful!", said an overwhelmed mother with her two very excited children after visiting the very first All Saints Christmas Tree Festival in 2012. The Festival has gone from strength to strength ever since.

Every year around the first or second weekend in December, 50 or more cleverly designed and decorated trees are brought into this wonderful medieval building.

The trees represent clubs and organisations, businesses and individuals. The only restriction is that they must live and work within the parish boundaries of Writtle. There is no theme and reach tree shows the skills and preoccupations of the those bringing the tree. Thus we have had trees decorated with miniature shoes, or made from CD's, or more elaborate constructions of bell mechanisms and spanners welded to an exhaust system! Anything is possible and year on year the invention goes. There is no entry fee for trees. On the Saturday of the Festival there is a magnificent Christmas Craft Fair in the Christian Centre, with gifts, cards and decoration galore. So we urge people to save some of their present shopping until then. We also cater for the inner being with refreshments being served on both days.

As the trees come into the church it is extraordinary how the whole place takes on a sparkle. There is a magic that takes over as we celebrate the wonderful gift to the world of the Jesus Christ.

This year, 2020, due to Covid-19, our usual annual Christmas Tree Festival is cancelled. However, all is not lost! Please see the poster below and join in with the Festival in a new way and let your imaginative Christmas tree juices flow!

Trees in Window Festival