Beeston’s Christmas Tree Festival

Beeston In Bloom have teamed up with St Mary’s Church in Beeston to hold a Christmas Tree Festival in the church this month and the doors open next  Wednesday (12 December 2018).

Photo courtesy of Otley Christmas Tree Festival

Local community groups, including the Scouts, Cockburn John Charles Academy, Shine and Friends of Stank Hall Barn have been invited to provide and decorate a tree to portray their activities. The trees will be displayed in the side aisles of the church in the week beginning 10 December.

The “All Things Craft” Group which is based at The Beeston Skills Hub is creating a Tree which will be to dedicated to those who are sadly no longer with us. The tree will feature small photographs of the people with their name.

Once the festival starts, there will be an opportunity for additional photographs to be displayed, however they must be 2 inch x 2 inch. There will also be an opportunity to donate something to The Yorkshire Cancer Centre to help them in their fantastic work right here in Leeds at St James Hospital.

St Andrew’s Methodist Church on Old Lane hold a similar event every other year and the two churches have agreed to alternate so that Beeston will have a festival every year.

The festival is open to the public on:

  • Wednesday 12 December 10:30am-12:30pm and 5-7pm;
  • Friday 14 December 10am-2pm;
  • Saturday 15 December 10am-4pm; and
  • Sunday 16 December 12-4pm.