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Record numbers fill Newark Parish Church for Newark Christmas Tree Festival





A record number of Christmas trees have transformed a historic building into a magical festive forest.

The annual Newark Christmas Tree Festival returned to Newark Parish Church for 15th time this week with more trees than ever before.

154 trees fill the grade-one listed building, surpassing last year’s record of 137.

Newark Church Christmas Tree Festival
Newark Church Christmas Tree Festival
L-R Margaret Smith and Daphne Collyer of Newark, looking at Leicester Trader's tree
L-R Margaret Smith and Daphne Collyer of Newark, looking at Leicester Trader's tree
Argent Theatre's tree
Argent Theatre's tree
Fran Paterson of Newark with her sister Jane Croughton of London, looking at Newark College's tree
Fran Paterson of Newark with her sister Jane Croughton of London, looking at Newark College's tree
Newark Church Christmas Tree Festival
Newark Church Christmas Tree Festival
Newark Church Christmas Tree Festival
Newark Church Christmas Tree Festival

Co-organised by Rita McCall and Nick Carter, the festival started out with just 30 trees and has grown year on year with the support of the community.

A whole host of schools, charities, sports teams, community groups and businesses got creative with imaginative and alternative designs for the event, which runs until this Sunday, December 10.

The church will remain open to visitors from 9.30am to 5pm on weekdays; Saturday, 10am to 4.30pm and Sunday, noon to 4.30pm.

Lipreading.Me.Uk tree
Lipreading.Me.Uk tree
Village Chic's tree
Village Chic's tree
Visitors Peter and Janet Gillings admire the Ambitions Personnel contribution to the festival.
Visitors Peter and Janet Gillings admire the Ambitions Personnel contribution to the festival.
Tree made entirely of scrap packaging and paper, made by Vanessa Stone, artist in residence at National Civil War Centre
Tree made entirely of scrap packaging and paper, made by Vanessa Stone, artist in residence at National Civil War Centre
Newark Steampunk Society's tree
Newark Steampunk Society's tree
Newark Church Christmas Tree Festival
Newark Church Christmas Tree Festival
Kate Koppana of Newark looking at Balderton Cricket Club's tree
Kate Koppana of Newark looking at Balderton Cricket Club's tree

There is plenty to discover when walking through the sparkling pop up forest, from trees with imaginative themes or poignant messages, to fun ornaments and tree toppers including, life rings, hard hats, cricket helmets and footballs.

All of the natural trees were grown and felled locally, ranging from 3ft to 7ft in height, and will be reused or recycled when the festival comes to an end.

Newark Church Christmas Tree Festival
Newark Church Christmas Tree Festival
Newark Church Christmas Tree Festival
Newark Church Christmas Tree Festival
Harrison Holland of Newark looking at Novati's tree, the company where he works
Harrison Holland of Newark looking at Novati's tree, the company where he works
Inspire Newark Library
Inspire Newark Library
Phil Ryan of Newark looking at The Newark Crusader's tree
Phil Ryan of Newark looking at The Newark Crusader's tree
Newark Church Christmas Tree Festival
Newark Church Christmas Tree Festival

Have you visited yet? Which tree was your favourite?



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