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Inaugural mini Christmas tree festival on display at Pakefield Church

PUBLISHED: 13:23 13 December 2016 | UPDATED: 13:23 13 December 2016

The Pakefield Church mini Christmas tree festival. Pictures: MICK HOWES

The Pakefield Church mini Christmas tree festival. Pictures: MICK HOWES

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Creative groups at a parish church have got into the festive spirit by decorating a series of Christmas trees.

The Pakefield Church mini Christmas tree festival. Pictures: MICK HOWESThe Pakefield Church mini Christmas tree festival. Pictures: MICK HOWES

For the first time, All Saints’ and St Margaret’s Church in Pakefield, Lowestoft is holding a Christmas tree festival – with seven mini trees all now on display.

Opening at the weekend, the festival will now continue every day in church until after Christmas.

The Pakefield Church mini Christmas tree festival. Sandra Sacks. Pictures: MICK HOWESThe Pakefield Church mini Christmas tree festival. Sandra Sacks. Pictures: MICK HOWES

Church warden, Sandra Sacks, said: “The mini Christmas trees are decorated and they all look really beautiful. This is the first Christmas tree festival we have ever done and we hope it will attract a good turnout.”

The mini trees have been decorated by the bell ringers group, the mothers and toddlers Monday group, the patchwork group who meet on a Thursday, the Tuesday youth group, Mother’s Union, Pakefield Wives and the Teddy Edward project for mums and babies that meets once a month.

Mrs Sacks added: “There are seven trees and as it is the first festival we’ve organised it is a bit of a trial to see how it goes. The displays were on show at the weekend and it all went really well. The weather was not brilliant, but the people that did come along said they really enjoyed it.

“The groups have worked really hard, and it is lovely how they all came together to decorate their trees.”

While there was a not a set theme for the festival, Mrs Sacks said: “The group’s had a blank canvas as it were, to decorate and advertise their individual groups and showcase what they do – which is really nice.”

All funds raised during the festival will go towards the ongoing appeal for the church’s thatched roof.

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