Christmas Tree Festival - FAQ
Q: I’d like to decorate a tree. How do I join in?
A: Complete the sponsorship form attached or on our website and get it to our church office along with your payment. We’ll then reserve you a lovely 5-6ft tall tree.
Q: Do I have to follow a Christmas theme for my decorations?
A: We’d like there to be an overall message of Hope and Light this year. Beyond that it’s up to you, so long as it’s tasteful and not likely to cause offence. Please don’t use spray on the trees.
Q: Do you provide the tree lights?
A: No. Your tree will be ready in a stand with an allocated electrical socket for your LED lights. Please don’t use battery ones.
Q: Will the name of my organisation be displayed?
A: Yes. All trees will have a standard size label at eye level. In addition, you’re welcome to place a single A4 or A3 advert or information board at the foot of your tree. No leaflets or other materials this year please.
Q: How will the trees be allocated?
A: Unfortunately, there won’t be as many trees this year so we can comply with social distancing. They will be reserved when payment is received and a position pre-allocated.
Q: When can I decorate my tree?
A: On Thursday 17th, 9.00am-9.00pm. You can pre-book a time slot for no more than two people to decorate. Sadly, we are unable to accommodate groups this year.
Q: I don’t want my tree after the Festival? Can I leave it behind?
A: Of course. Just let us know. Once you have removed your decorations, your tree will be offered to others for a small donation. Decorations can be removed on Monday, 21st 7.30-9.30am. Decorations not cleared by 10.00am will be bagged for collection.
Q: Can I bring someone in a wheelchair?
A: Certainly. The trees will all be accessible without using steps.
Q: How do I book to visit the Festival?
A: Booking details will be published in November (in household groups of no more than 6).
Q: Do you have toilet facilities?
A: Yes, toilets are available in the church.
Q: If I don’t have a tree this year, will I remain on your mailing list?
A: In accordance with GDPR regulations, we are asking permission to retain your contact details unless requested to remove them. PLEASE COMPLETE ‘YES’ OR ‘NO’ ON THE BOOKING SLIP.
Q: What happens to my tree if Government regulations prevent the festival?
A: The trees will be delivered to the church and can be collected for your own use.
Any further questions, please call the church office on 01869 323375.