Shrewsbury’s civic church will be ablaze with twinkling lights this December when a host of beautifully decorated and illuminated Christmas trees fill St Chad’s for the opening of its annual Christmas Tree Festival. There will also be an on-going and diverse daily programme of Christmas music, song and dance. Admission is free. This spectacular display of trees starts on 5th December and will run daily until 3rd January 2022.

Joanna Hepper from St. Chad’s said: “We would like people to come and enjoy what promises to be a lovely experience in the tranquil atmosphere of our beautiful Georgian church. The Christmas programme of music to entertain visitors will include performances by school choirs and performing arts groups, as well as the regular Friday ‘Concerts in the Round’. The Festival is a special experience, and the stunningly decorated Christmas trees set in the wonderful ambience of St. Chad’s will be a real Christmastide treat for all the family”.  Full details can be viewed at the Christmas Tree Festival website: .

The trees are sponsored by the generosity of local businesses, charities and community organisations and St. Chads is welcoming them back to sponsor a tree at its eighth festival once again. People interested in sponsorship should contact or call 01743 365478.

 Joanna Hepper concluded “In addition to the Festival; other events are planned such as a Christmas Fayre on 11th December, and a wreath workshop on the 4th December. Christmas Church services will be taking place throughout the Christmas period with full details on the church website Please come and join us for these services to once again worship together at Christmas”.