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

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 - Credit: Archant

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 - Jan Wildman - PHOTO: Ian Carter

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

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 - Jan Wildman - PHOTO: Ian Carter

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

“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 - Jan Wildman - PHOTO: Ian Carter

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


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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 - Jan Wildman - PHOTO: Ian Carter

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

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• 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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