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A stunning display of Christmas trees attracted hundreds of visitors to St. Mary's Church, Haddenham for three days last week. Many commented that the imaginatively decorated trees by 42 village organisations were better than ever in this, its third year.

The trees at the Community Christmas Tree Festival varied in shape and size from the tall, thin 'Slimming World' tree to the boozy black 'Men's Night Out' tree; the gruesome containers of glittery-blood on the Medical Centre tree, to the intricate embroidery of the Haddenham Stitchers' baubles; and the miniature Christmas scenes painted by the Friday Art Group, cleverly displayed on a tall artist's easel. Children of all ages proudly showed their friends and relations their handiwork on their organisations' trees. So many trees, so many lights, and so much talent delighted visitors from near and far.

Delicious home-made cakes were served and many people took the opportunity for a time of quiet contemplation away from the hustle and bustle of the commercial side of Christmas.

Haddenham Handbell Ringers and the Recorder Consort; and members of Witchert Chorale, enhanced the Christmas spirit with their festive renditions.

The large tree at the front of the church, has been kindly donated by Haddenham Garden Centre and covered in bells, angels, stars with baby Jesus made by the children of St Mary's School depicting 'Joy to the World'.

The whole festival has been a joy to Haddenham!

A few extracts from the visitors' book:

'Wonderful way to get us excited for Christmas. Beautiful displays'

'What a brilliant idea to demonstrate the sense of community. Thank you.'

'What a wonderful experience. I am so glad I stumbled on this event: I will come again.'

'My children loved seeing their decorations on the tree.'

'Been in Haddenham 42 years today. Shows me why. Wonderful!'

'We love it!'

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