Festival of Trees & Lights

The Christmas Tree Festival
held at
The Church of St Mary Magdalene

over the last weekend, transformed the normal mellow limestone colours of the church walls into a wonderland of colour and light.

There were twenty-nine Christmas Trees with some of the best decorations, and some of the best punning names, yet seen at one of these Festivals.

Many of Geddington’s organisations were represented here: from Primary school to Pre-school, from the W.I. to the Gardening Club, from GADS to the GVFB and, of course, representation from the church – the Bellringers (Camponolotree) and the Choir (Choristree).  There were also many trees beautifully decorated by individuals.

The organisers thanked all those involved who helped over the two days of the Festival as, apart from the trees, there were some seasonal refreshments, an interesting tombola and a raffle with three wonderful hamper prizes.

The Christmas Story - detail
Detail from ‘The Story of Christmas’

Visitors were invited to vote for the tree they liked best, which would be rewarded with a gift. It was well worth the admission price of £2, especially as all the proceeds were to go to the Church funds.

(Click on each picture to see a larger image, however, you may have to click on the image on the next page, which should bring the image up full size. Don’t ask – I don’t know why!)