St Thomas’s Church Annual Christmas Tree Festival has run every year for the past 15 years. It is a community event celebrating Christmas with a wonderful festival of decorated trees and nativity scenes.
This year, through our specially created website at:
which will be live from 1st December to 15th December, we are showing and capturing all that is best and most meaningful about Christmas: 52 trees and 17 local musical groups and instrumentalists performing.
As in previous years the Festival is pleased to be able to support two local charities as well as St Thomas church. These are The Jo Benson Day Centre for Disabled Adults and the Salisbury Child Contact Centre. After enjoying a virtual ‘walk’ through the Festival our visitors are encouraged to support these worthy causes and to the Church itself by making a donation using a specially constructed, secure payment facility.
The Jo Benson Day Centre this year is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding. Its team of dedicated staff and volunteers provide respite and day care in a safe and stimulating environment.
The Salisbury Child Contact Centre was established in 2009 and provides a safe, warm and relaxed place for children to meet their non-resident parent when both parents are in dispute with each other about child contact arrangements as a result of divorce or separation.
The Rector, Churchwardens and congregation of St Thomas’s look forward to welcoming all exhibitors, musicians and visitors to the 2020 Online Festival.