Welcome to Starry Christmas and Christmas Bazaar
A Festival of Stars, Wreaths and Christmas Trees 22nd-24th November 2019
A Festival of Stars, Wreaths and Christmas Trees
All Saints Church held a Starry Christmas Festival in Aid of The Alzheimer's Society and All Saints Church.
This year, 2020, we are holding an outdoor event: Advent and Christmas in the Churchyard.
the 2019 festival
We are inviting everyone to create a Festive Star or Wreath and bring it along to the church so that we can display it over the Festival Weekend.
We are also offering you the opportunity to sponsor a Christmas Tree, which you can decorate.
You can do any of this in memory of a loved one or to promote your School, Organisation, Group or Business.
On the Saturday, we have asked Councillor Rosemary Bolton, Mayor of Hertford and a representative of the Alzheimer's Society to judge the Stars, Wreaths and Christmas Trees.
We will also be holding a Christmas Bazaar in the Church, with lots of stalls including a Grand Raffle. There will be delightful Music Performances by local schools, a Puppet Show and a visit from Father Christmas.
On the Sunday, the Festival will be open for a relaxed viewing. Everyone is welcome to attend our usual Sunday Services, the times of which are listed below.
Refreshments and mulled wine served all day.
Lunches served between 12 noon and 2.00 pm on Saturday 23rd.
Daily Programme Highlights
|6.30 pm onwards sponsored carolathon|
|9.00 pm Festival closes|
|23rd||Saturday||10.00 am Festival re-opens||Christmas Bazaar. With: Cards, Crafts and Decorations, Home Made Cakes, Vintage Gifts, Aschiana Charity Stall, Simply Scarves, Jill Rolfe Artworks, Usborne Books, Grand Raffle, Soft Toy, Chocolate and Bottle Tombolas, Massage Treatments, Children’s Activities and Games.||10.00 am Puppet Show||10.30 am Choir of St Andrews Primary School||11.00 am Visit by Father Christmas||11.30 am Choir of Wheatcroft School||12.00 noon Puppet Show||12.30 pm Visit by Father Christmas||1.00 pm Choir of St-Josephs-in-the-Park School||5.00 pm Festival closes||24th||Christ the King||8.00 am Holy Communion||10.00 am Parish Communion||12.00 noon Festival re-opens||5.00 pm Festival Ends||6.30 pm Choral Evensong|
How to take partYou can submit your Wreath as an Individual or as a Group. A School, Club, Charity, Church or Organisation.
Your Star or Wreath can be as Traditional or as Modern as you like. It can represent anything you wish. It can be personalised or entered in memory of a loved one.
It can be made of any material such as Cardboard or Christmas Decorations. Wire, Twigs or Greenery. Flowers, Fruit or Vegetables. Toys, Photographs, Nuts and Bolts.
It can feature items that represent your religious beliefs, leisure or business interests or family life and can be amusing or serious.
If you wish to sponsor a Christmas Tree, it will be made available for you to decorate, at a time that can be arranged when confirming your booking.
❶ There will be a booking fee of £5.00 per entry for the Stars and Wreaths.
❷ Schools will be able to submit up to 30 entries of Stars or 30 entries of Wreaths at a fee of £5.00 (both will be welcome at a fee of £10.00).
❸ To sponsor a Christmas Tree, which will be provided, the booking fee is £35.00 this includes a £5.00 donation to the Alzheimer’s Society.