Christmas Tree Festival at Cudham Church

The Friends of Cudham Church are hosting their 5th Festival this year from Saturday 30th November to Sunday 8th December 2019.  The church will be open from 12 noon until 5pm on Saturdays & Sundays and 2pm until 5pm Monday - Friday for viewing the decorated Christmas trees and arrangements adorning our beautiful 11th century medieval church.  We look forward to welcoming you.

To celebrate the start of the Festival there will be a Launch Concert on the evening of Saturday 30th November from 7pm, with music provided by The Biggin Hill Concert Band and very special guests.  The music will be a festive selection of Christmas songs and carols, plus music from some favourite films and shows.  Tickets are £10.00 each, including refreshments and are available via the Parish Office on 01959 571515 (please leave a message on our ansaphone system).

If you would like to decorate a tree or display a Christmas arrangement please let us know. Full details are downloadable on the following links together with an application form.  Completed forms to be returned to St Peter & St Paul, Church Approach, Cudham Lane, Sevenoaks, TN14 7QF

Christmas Tree Festival letter

Christmas Tree Festival entry form

 

 

Our Christmas Tree Festivals have been enjoyed by many people both exhibitors and visitors alike over recent years, and we have received many favourable and appreciative comments. 

We give special thanks to all the local residents, clubs, businesses and church members and pupils of Cudham Primary School who have entered trees or displays - their creativity is amazing and the church looks wonderful especially when candlelit.  Our grateful thanks also go to those who help set up our Festivals, help with stewarding or in any other way to enable these Festivals to take place.

We also hold a united Christingle Service on the first Sunday of the Festival and we support the work of The Children's Society a national charity helping vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people.

 

 

Our 2018 Festival was again a success, well supported with more participants than in 2017!  Some of the displays are shown in the following photographs - courtesy and © of Enid Avery.

 

 

 

 

Our third Festival held from Friday 24th November to Sunday 3rd December 2017 was just as exciting with some brilliant displays on show and visitor numbers were up from 2016.  Our local Cudham Primary School entered over 60 trees! which were all fantastic and can be seen in the photographs, along with other creative displays from local residents, businesses and church members.

Photographs are courtesy and © of Alan Gushlow.