Christmas Tree Festival

Annual Christmas Tree Festival Sat 7 - Sun 15 Dec 2019

‘The Christmas Tree Festival happens every Advent in St Peter’s Church.  Charities from all over the island, local schools, shops, businesses, clubs and societies are invited to decorate a Christmas tree, either to a Christmas theme or to reflect their organisation. This gives the decorators an opportunity to tell the rest of the community about their activities and achievements.

More information and dates for the 15th Annual Christmas Tree Festival will be available nearer the time.

Please watch the video below for an idea of what it's all about!

The Christmas Tree Festival is based at the medieval parish church of St. Peter in the lovely Jersey village of the same name. Local schools, shops, businesses, clubs and societies are invited to decorate a Christmas tree, either to a Christmas theme or to reflect their organisation. This gives the decorators opportunity to tell the rest of the community about their activities and achievements.

 

15th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL: 07 - 15 December 2019

Open daily from 1000 to 1900. Admission free. Refreshments available.

Saturday       07th     1930  Tree Festival Concert: £7 includes wine

Sunday          8th     0800   Mass; 1030 Sung Mass; No Evensong

Wednesday   11th     1830 St Peter's School Carol Service

Thursday      12th     1800 St George's Preparatory School Carol Service

Friday           13th     1115  St Peter's Pre-School Christmas Service

Sunday         15th     ADVENT 3:- 0800    Mass; 1030 Sung Mass

                                1630   Christingle Service by candlelight:

On the final day of the Christmas tree festival, a very special and popular service in candlelight to close the Festival. Suitable for all ages.

Entering a Tree

If you have previously entered a tree you will have already received (or shortly will receive) an email or letter from the organisers asking you to participate this year. Please reply as indicated. If you have never entered before and would like to, contact us using any of the methods listed at the bottom of this page .

Frequently Asked Questions

Q Can I bring someone in a wheelchair?

A Certainly. Most of the church is accessible without using steps.

Q I don't want my tree after the Festival. Can I leave it behind?

A Yes. Once you have removed your decorations let a steward know and your tree will be put on the grass outside the church for others to take.

Q Do you have toilets?

A One toilet is available in the vestry. Sorry but there is no toilet for the disabled in the church itself, however there are more toilets (including disabled and baby-changing) in the Youth and Community Centre to the south of the church.

Q If I don't have a tree this year, will I remain on your mailing list?

A Yes. We retain every name and address of those who have had a tree at any of our previous Festivals until they ask us to remove them. It is important therefore that, if the main contact name changes for any reason, we are advised using the Contact page on this website.

Q Christmas Tree? It's only Advent! Can I enter an Advent Wreath instead?

A Yes, of course, Advent Wreathes will be most welcome.

 

A small selection of comments from previous years

"A joy to see. Well done. Really fantastic." St. Helier

"Very pretty - a lovely idea." Bedworth, UK

"Emotionally beautiful." Ellesmere, UK

"Beautiful, especially in the evening." St. Brelade

"Keep doing this: we look forward to it!" St. Saviour

"Lovely trees, beautiful church." New Jersey, USA

"A very special place. Thank you and well done!" St. Helier

"Amazing and inspiring." Nottingham, UK

"Really beautiful to see on our weekend break." St. Sampson, Guernsey