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5 December – 2 January

Everyone is welcome to visit and see the trees, decorated by organisations and individuals in our community.

The church is open during daylight hours.

This Christmas, we hope we will all be able to celebrate and have fun together in ways that were not possible last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are inviting local groups and companies to come together in these celebrations by participating in our Community Christmas Tree Festival and we hope that you will join us.

Participants are invited to decorate a tree in whatever style they wish to represent and reflect their organisation and the part it plays in our community. Trees may be real or artificial, large or small and will be displayed in the church and churchyard throughout the festival.

We very much hope you will want to take part and bring goodwill and cheer, not to mention hope and smiles, to our town after a long and difficult period.

In order to assist us with planning, please confirm your participation by contacting Martyn Gowing (details below) by Sunday 7 November 2021.

Martyn Gowing
Christmas Tree Festival Coordinator
01923 777715 or 07742 569969

Christmas trees will be on display in the church and churchyard of St Mary’s Church, Rickmansworth.

Anyone can take part, either as an individual or as a group. Local voluntary groups, organisations, shops and companies are all welcome.

Setting up and decorating trees will take place on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 December (10.00am-6.00pm). Trees can be dismantled and removed from 4.00pm on Sunday 2 January 2022. We ask that you remove your tree and decorations by the end of Tuesday 4 January 2022.

Your tree can be real or artificial, large or small. Once we know what you have in mind, we will allocate you a suitable display place.

Please bring your tree, a stand and those all important decorations. We have some ladders if you’re bring a tall tree.

We can provide electricity for trees in the church building. It is preferable that trees in the churchyard have solar-powered lights but please talk with us if this is a problem.

We will make arrangements for real trees to be kept watered throughout the festival. If your tree is to be inside, please bring a large sheet when you remove your tree so that you can catch as many needles as possible!

The church building is generally open every day and we hope to have many visitors to this Community Christmas Tree Festival . We hope the trees will be enjoyed by all members of the community but cannot guarantee they will not be tampered with – particularly those outside. We trust this will not prevent you from participating in this event.

Admission to the Festival will be free although donations will be welcome. Any donations received will go to our Christmas Charities: Crisis, Christian Aid and The Children’s Society.