Branch out and join in St Cross festival

The tree festival in 2010                             Picture by Dominic Rogers

The tree festival in 2010 Picture by Dominic Rogers

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A KNUTSFORD church will once again be turned into a festive haven of decorated trees.

The Christmas Tree Festival was first held at St Cross on Mobberley Road in 2010 with the help of volunteers of all ages.

There were 70 trees adorned with Father Christmas skeletons, shuttlecock angels, edible treats, and other creations – Knutsford Guardian paper chains – and all money raised was donated to Millington-based charity Children’s Adventure Farm.

Organiser Helen Rogers said: “Again it has been a pleasure putting together the tree festival.

“People who took part last time have been delighted that it’s happening again, and people have been saying they’d heard it was so lovely last time they’re looking forward to seeing it for the first time this year.

“Of course visitors will also be able to enjoy light refreshments and home-baked caked again – there’s plenty of voluntary baking going on again.”

Kate Kindred, from Techno Type in King Street, said: “It was magical last time.

“There was such a super atmosphere when everyone was setting their trees up, it really did feel like the local community was coming together.

“I’ll definitely be encouraging other people to take part this year.”

The festival is open during the following times: Friday, November 30, from 11am to 7pm; Saturday, December 1 from 11am until 5.30pm; and Sunday, December 2 from 11am to 3.30pm, with carol singing between 3pm and 3.30pm. Entry costs £2.50.

Space has been made for a few more trees, so if you would like to take part by setting up and decorating a tree call 01565 654478 or e-mail ChristmasTreeKnutsford@

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