Christmas is fast approaching and it won’t be long before Wesley holds it’s first ever Christmas Tree Festival over the weekend of the 10 and 11 December 2016.
Over 25 beautifully and imaginatively decorated Christmas trees from numerous organisations and businesses within Wesley and the local area will be displayed in the church.
During the weekend one of the main features of the Festival will be the “Memory Tree” that will take centre stage in the Church. This will be an opportunity for visitors to remember a loved one or a special event such as a wedding on a Christmas decoration that will be hung on the tree during the Festival and over the Christmas period. Money raised from the sale of the decorations will be donated to the “Smile for Joel” charity that was set up in memory of Joel Richards, who was tragically killed alongside his uncle and grandfather in the Tunisian terror attack in 2015. Two of his best friends, Kirsty Dixon and Danielle Campbell are known to Wesley.
There will also be a “Best Dressed Christmas Tree” competition voted on by the visitors to the Festival with the winner being announced by the Mayor of Sandwell Councillor Julie Webb during the Saturday evening concert.
On the Saturday evening Warley Male Choir will be leading the “Wesley Wassail Concert” with support from members of Wesley. Tickets are available for £5 which includes light refreshments and can be purchased from Liz Vaughan on 0121 553 3727.
There will be a family Christmas Carol service on the Sunday morning at 11am and the evening service at 6.15pm.
Entry to the Festival is FREE – donations will be welcomed – proceeds will go to church funds.
We very much look forward to welcoming you!