Nov 30

2021 Christmas Tree Festival

St Thomas’s Annual Christmas Tree Festival is a community event celebrating Christmas with a wonderful and varied display of decorated trees and nativity scenes.

Subject to government regulations, it is our intention that the Festival will run from the 30th November to 5th December 2021 in the Church. We are aware that the situation could change and there may be a need to revert to holding a second online Festival.

Benefiting Charities for the 2021 Christmas Tree Festival

We welcome applications from charities to be considered as beneficiaries of the Festival 2021 provided they have entered a tree in a previous Festival. If you would like your organisation or charity to be considered in 2021 please apply in writing to The Organisers, Christmas Tree Festival Committee, at The Parish Office, St Thomas’s House, St Thomas’s Square, Salisbury, SP1 1BA before June 1st 2021. The Committee meets in early June to consider applications and select the two beneficiaries.

Entering a Tree or Nativity Scene in 2021

The application form will go live through the St Thomas’s Church website on Wednesday 1st September and will be available until Sunday 31st of October 2021 at midnight when entries will close.

If all the available places are taken before 31st October the entry form will be taken off line sooner. A few hard copy entries will be made available in the Church if that is your preferred way to enter.

Music Programme The music programme is as much a part of the Festival as the artistic exhibits and we hope to return to live performances in church throughout the Festival. Contributions from local groups of musicians as well as singing groups, local choirs, and school choirs from both Primary and Secondary schools are most welcome. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to participate this year.

The Rector, Churchwardens and Christmas Tree Festival team look forward very much to welcoming everyone back to the 2021 Festival.

Here is a sample of some of the 52 entries from the 2020 festival





Upcoming Events

Holy Communion (BCP)
Date 18th Apr 21: 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Online Morning Worship
Date 18th Apr 21: 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Holy Communion (Common Worship)
Date 18th Apr 21: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Morning Prayer
Date 19th Apr 21: 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Morning Prayer
Date 20th Apr 21: 8:00 am - 8:30 am