2019 marks the sixth year of the annual Worksop Community Christmas Tree Festival and, once again, it will be held in the magnificent 12th century Priory Church of Our Lady and St Cuthbert, which is situated on Priorswell Road in Worksop. The first day of opening is Wednesday 27th November and the festival will close on Sunday 1st December.
Each year around 50 trees have been displayed over the five days of the festival. These beautifully and imaginatively decorated trees are entered by local organisations and charities. Volunteers from many of these organisations attend the festival and are around to answer any questions you may have or just to give you an insight into the work they carry out to benefit our local community. Some people visit each year and always comment on how different the trees are from year to year. Some travel around the area visiting this now popular Christmas tradition and there have also been a number of visitors from much further afield who are taking a short break in North Nottinghamshire.
Light refreshments, tea and coffee are served throughout each day. This is the opportune time to sit and enjoy the stillness and serenity of the Priory and whilst in the building, you also have the chance to see the many outstanding architectural features of this church, the foundations of which were begun in 1103.
In the past, the generosity of visitors has enabled organisers to donate to a wide range of local and national charities. Each year it is hoped to exceed the amount raised in the previous year and so they are dependent on and grateful to each and every visitor. If you haven’t been before, or even if you have, please do go along to this year’s festival, you are guaranteed a warm welcome.