Having lost the 2020 St Thomas’s Church Christmas Tree Festival in the church to Covid restrictions we are pleased to report that it is our intention this year to be back in the church.

This is of course subject to any restrictions that may be imposed at the time.

Reference can be made to the church website which holds up to date information on how to enter a tree or nativity scene and any changes that may need to be made if any restrictions are imposed.

The church itself has undergone redevelopment so there will be some changes to the layout of the festival which we hope will assist with flow and social distancing.

Numbers attending may need to be more managed than in previous years but we intend the event to be bright and musically and spiritually uplifting, remembering our loved ones and sending us on our way rejoicing into the Christmas season.

We very much hope previous and new entrants will participate as well as our school and adult choirs and musicians of all ages.

The charities the festival is supporting this year are The Children’s Society and Wessex Stoma Support Group.

The Children’s Society support children and young people who are experiencing a wide range of difficulties, empowering them to make positive changes and rediscover their hope.

Wessex Stoma Support Group provides non-medical support and advice to all ostomates and their families and works closely with Salisbury District Hospital.

The Rector and members of St Thomas’s Church look forward to once more welcoming as many visitors as possible.

Di Emsley and John Cox

Festival organisers

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