In celebration of the festive season

Dorothy Smith, Valerie Smith and Brenda Pickering at St Michael's Church, Cornholme, Christmas Tree Festival, December 2012
Dorothy Smith, Valerie Smith and Brenda Pickering at St Michael's Church, Cornholme, Christmas Tree Festival, December 2012

PARISHIONERS, businesses and the local community gathered to celebrate “All things Christmas” at a church’s annual tree festival.

A total of £700 was raised at the festival, held at St Michael and All Angels’ Church in Cornholme.

The festival featured 14 decorated trees on the theme of “All things Christmas”, including a remembrance tree so people could remember loved ones who are no longer with them.

There was also a winter wonderland and Santa’s Grotto.

A cafe was open on both days, serving home-made soup, meat and potato pie and peas, and various cakes.

Anne Morris, one of the organisers, said: “Thank you to all who worked so hard in the preparation and to all the people who came to support us.”