A Christmas tree festival at St Peter  &  St Paul’s, Newport Pagnell has doubled in size this year with 51 contributors. The event followed the success of the first ever festival last year.  There was the The Twelve Days of Christmas creation from the Library Knit and Natter Group and Nappy Tree from Toddler Praise.

Julie Eldridge, from St Peter & St Paul’s, said: “Many of our church groups took part as well as each of the churches in our benefice, but we were also pleased to welcome trees from other churches around the town and their youth groups as well as all of the primary schools. It would be wrong to try to pick a favourite as the variety was so great, but we were especially pleased that in the comments book, some people felt able to say which trees they liked most, and many commented on the friendly and welcoming atmosphere and the hot drinks and cake on some very cold days.”

Photos by Julie Eldridge