Please see below for details of Covid Safety, and Opening Times (if guidelines allow!)
We hope the following non-touch, unmanned stalls will be interspersed between the Christmas trees at St Mary’s festival this year. Do come with your payment card (or no-change cash donation) to purchase. All money raised will go to this year’s 5 local St Mary’s Christmas charities chosen for 2020 (see here). Goods below (or similar) can hopefully be purchased when you visit the festival (Christmas Crafts in advance too).
Christmas Crafts including 12-Days-of-Christmas Calendars
You can purchase or order any of these lovely gifts whilst stocks last, when you visit the Tree Festival or order in advance, directly from Isobel: 01483 569 549 email@example.com
Special Usborne Books Stall
The Usborne Books stall is a special addition to the festival offered by Jo from ‘Discover a new Chapter’ – selling Usborne Books locally. Please look only without touching at the books displayed at the festival and if anything catches your eye please take to buy and pay cash into the honesty box. If you don’t have cash call, text or email Jo to arrange payment another way andJo can deliver the book to you.
25% of each book sold will be given to the St Marys Charities. Perfect Christmas gifts.
Jo: 07890093820 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sweets, Treats, Preserves
Available only at the Christmas Tree Festival when you visit (advance orders now closed – already c.£500 raised for the charities, thank you so much!). Some of these delicious treats will hopefully be available the day you visit, guidelines permitting. (if you would like to help make shortbread/fudge/other cellophane-wrapped, with full ingredients listed on stickers too, please contact…….)
Christmas Tree Festival & Market – Opening Times & Covid Safety
Please see above the various market ‘stalls’ or ‘non-touch unmanned tables’ which we hope covid guidelines will still allow us to offer between the Christmas Trees at the Festival Market this year.
Opening Times – provisional as we await latest covid guidelines:
December 12th December 10am – 4pm, and then every day at the same hours until ….
Christmas Eve 10am-5pm (with nativity film playing).
Most trees will then remain up as long as they last during the 12 days of Christmas with church open as usual each day.
The Christmas Tree Festival & Market will be following strict covid safety measures and guidelines, including quarantining all market goods for at least 72 hours before opening, sanitising any touched surfaces between visitors and twice a day. Please wear mask and sanitise hands before entering. There will be a steward on the door to help with anything, and with card reader for any donations. No browsing market produce sadly – please only touch anything on a stall if you then purchase the item (or put it for quarantine with the steward). Only the particular number of people allowed at that time according to government guidelines, will be able to be present in the church at one time, but we hope nobody will mind waiting a few minutes outside if necessary. Sadly we can’t offer any refreshments, tea, mulled wine, hot choc etc this year……next year!