Christmas Tree Festival 2018
St Mary’s Church Heritage Trust
Thursday 29th November 5pm – Sunday 9th December 6pm
St Mary’s Heritage Trust Christmas Tree Festival brings our community together. Everyone is invited to display a tree in the church which is then open to the public for viewing. Typically, we have 90 trees on display, many of them themed to the interest of the provider. This popular Festival is just one of a number of events organised by the Trust to invite us all to come together, and help raise funds to help preserve the oldest building in Westerham, our 13th century church. Book a space here
A true Community event, individuals, local businesses, clubs, societies, school and many others contribute elegantly, quirkily or entertainingly decorated trees which transform St Mary’s into a veritable Christmas grotto. Residents and visitors alike are invited into our beautiful church, so that they can enjoy with us those things that we hold dear at this important time of the Christian year.
Photos courtesy of Adam Swaine
A Time of Christmas
A feast of choral music on the theme of Christmas presented by The GROVE SINGERS of LONDON.
The Grove Singers of London are experienced choral singers and come from all over Southern England and the Midlands. They point out that they know of no other choir that takes its name from a pub! The “Grove Inn” in Shropshire is where the singers first met, at a choral study weekend in 1992.
Now, 25 years on, they are still meeting as a group of friends who love singing together in beautiful places. And surely there can be few more beautiful places than the Church in Westerham?
They regularly perform for local communities in support of fund-raising projects, as on this occasion, and also give concerts on behalf of National charities. They have raised over £50,000 since 1992.
Carols on The Green
Sunday 9th December 2018 5pm
Everyone is invited to a large communal gathering to sing carols round the large Christmas tree.
St Mary’s Heritage Trust
The Heritage Trust Christmas Card, depicting Carols on The Green, is on sale in the church. The Christmas cards are £4 for a pack of 10 and individually at 50p.