Seasonal cheer with tree festival and Christmas fayre at Wisbech St Mary church

PUBLISHED: 12:04 18 December 2017 | UPDATED: 12:04 18 December 2017

Wisbech St Mary Christmas Fair and Tree Festival - Jan Wildman - PHOTO: Ian Carter

Wisbech St Mary Christmas Fair and Tree Festival - Jan Wildman - PHOTO: Ian Carter

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Sparkling lights and festive music filled the church at Wisbech St Mary when a Christmas fayre and tree festival was held.

Wisbech St Mary Christmas Fair and Tree Festival - Anne Wallis - PHOTO: Ian CarterWisbech St Mary Christmas Fair and Tree Festival - Anne Wallis - PHOTO: Ian Carter

The event raised more than £1,130 towards ongoing church restoration work.

Churchwarden Richard Gilbert said: “Big thanks must go to everybody who worked so hard as a team to stage this, the result was a very successful event.

Wisbech St Mary Christmas Fair and Tree Festival - Issy Payne - PHOTO: Ian CarterWisbech St Mary Christmas Fair and Tree Festival - Issy Payne - PHOTO: Ian Carter

“Alongside all of this we had a well attended carol service with 100 people enjoying traditional carols.”

The Christmas fayre offered visitors home made food, craft, refreshments, raffles, bric a brac and tombola.

Wisbech St Mary Christmas Fair and Tree Festival - Hollie Payne - PHOTO: Ian CarterWisbech St Mary Christmas Fair and Tree Festival - Hollie Payne - PHOTO: Ian Carter

It is the second year the church has held the tree festival which attracted colourful and creative entries from schools and local community groups.

Christmas services at Wisbech St Mary are:

Wisbech St Mary Christmas Fair and Tree Festival - Hollie Payne - PHOTO: Ian CarterWisbech St Mary Christmas Fair and Tree Festival - Hollie Payne - PHOTO: Ian Carter

• Midnight mass is at 11.30pm.

• Christmas Day Holy Communion is at 11am.

• New Year’s Eve there will be a joint church service at 10.30am.

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