Christmas Tree Festival at St Peter-in-Thanet

A Christmas Tree Festival, which will include trees decorated by local businesses, charities and community groups along with a programme of entertainment, will take place at St Peter- in-Thanet Church next week (14-16 December).

From midday on Friday 14 December, members of the public will be able to view the trees and enjoy a range of Christmas activities designed for people of all ages. The Festival will be officially opened by the Mayor, Councillor David Saunders, at 6.30pm on Friday 14 December.

Over the next two days, actors, singers and musicians including St Peter’s Choir, Ramsgate Operatic Society and Concert Pianist Patrick Dunn, will entertain visitors to the church.

Vicar of St Peter-in-Thanet, the Reverend Jonathan Cruickshank said: “The Christmas Tree Festival is a great way to help people get into the festive mood. The church looks fantastic with all the decorations and I know the programme of music and entertainment will be very special. We look forward to welcoming all our visitors.”

The Festival ends with a Carol service at 4pm on Sunday 16 December, which is open to all. Tickets for the festival are £1 for adults, children are free. The Festival is open from 12pm-9pm on Friday, 10am-9pm on Saturday and 11am-4pm on Sunday.


For further Information: Emily Shepherd, Director of Communications, Canterbury Diocese –

07876 210 446 or

Photo attached shows Revd Jonathan Cruickshank