We have entered the Christmas Tree Festival at St. Andrew’s Church, Rugby this year. The theme to this year’s Festival reflects the Church being awarded the Eco Gold Award. Our Christmas tree was made by people who attend Community Choices Network and led by Support and Activity Worker, Sarah Patching. It is made of eco-friendly items including a newspaper tree, decorations made of salt dough, embroidery, egg boxes, wax and an old broom. We are very proud of our mostly plastic free tree which is number 40 and by the church coffee shop. Please do pop in and have look, give us a vote and tell your friends

The Official Festival Opening

Behind The Scenes

“I enjoyed helping to make the tree, I did some painting” Kathy

Attendee at CCN

“I made some wax ornaments to hang on the tree and some salt dough” James

Attendee at CCN

” I enjoyed helping with the tree, I did some sewing on the fabric baubles”

Tina

Attendee at CCN

As always, the main purpose of this event is to raise funds for charities that support the local community. This year we shall be supporting Rugby Dementia Support. The Mayor will be asked to select 2 winning trees; one created by adults and one by children and the 3rd tree will be voted for by the Public so you are still able to vote for your favourite tree. All votes will be collected by the end of Thursday 19th December and the winning tree awarded the ‘People’s Tree’ Prize. Winners will be announced at the 4pm Christingle Service on Saturday 23rd December 2019.

In addition to supporting charities the Festival gives so much pleasure to its visitors, many of whom return year after year to see the church looking so beautiful.