Christmas Tree Festival 2016

Twenty trees were decorated on a theme of Favourite Christmas Carols by groups and families from around the Gwinear area.
The Father Christmases were knitted wine bottle toppers given to those who worked all day putting up the trees. 250 people attended. The Roving Rev's dog George knocked away one of the three French hens and used the origami seven swans swimming on a blue velvet lake as a perfect little snooze place on which he can just be seen curled up.
On the top is an interpretation of 'Carol of the Bells' by committee members from Gwinear Hall committee. One of the Bellringers made the complementary tree underneath.
Fun here in the Baptistry area. The children played with the shepherds and the donkey beside the large angel. Albertine Leggo provided the large angel drawing and wound the words of "Hark the Herald Angels sing ' around her tree.

The tree to the left had lots of little socks hanging up. Gwinear Footpaths and Bridleways Association decided upon 'While Shepherds Washed Their Socks by Night!

Making the loop stitch sheep was fun, They were all over the tree.
A favourite Angel and one of the hand-crochet notes
Red River choir from Redruth used a Cornish Carol 'What Heavenly Music.’Each member provided an angel for the tree. Spot the crochet musical notes hanging round and above the red heart and the stiff white angel near the granite pillar. We are working to crochet notes for next December!.
The angels from the top of the Baptistry window flew down to become digitally created bunting for church pillars. We sold Knitted Ferrero Rocher filled Christmas puddings and decorated a 'We wish you a Merry Christmas ' tree with those too. The gorgeous clothes peg drummers drumming with their matchsticks were worked by a WI member and her granddaughter. They drummed away on two clay pots.
At top left Pink Miss Piggy was one of the many angels supplied for the 'Hark, the Herald Angels sing.'tree by Sew Easy ladies. The red bow is below a 'Twelve Days of Christmas' pictured on sachets filled with Frankincense and myrrh. The Blue white and lime green tree contains the verses for a South African church member's favourite carol.
Above is the Team Choir tree, Angel voices ever singing'. The lovely star is missing in this photo of the Wall Chapel tree. The kings near the top were tiny but beautifully painted, with moving parts.

Above and below are poorly angled photos of 'We Three Kings', and 'As With Gladness men of old, did the guiding star behold."

The kings under this tree were gorgeous.
On the left is a Cornish Carol, 'Go your ways Green Leaves ' by Gwinear Parish WI members. Gwinear Villages Association brought out every line of' In the Bleak Midwintwer'., the tree on the right.
the 2017 Festival will be 'A Celtic Christmas.'

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