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3rd – 7th December 2019   open daily 10-5

St Mary Redcliffe Church Redclifffe Bristol BS1 6RA


A display of up to 100 Christmas Trees held in the Gothic splendour of St Mary Redcliffe Church to raise money for local charity. We have invited local people, charities, schools, businesses and other organisations to take part by making and / or decorating a Christmas tree.  The trees range in size from 1ft to 6ft. In the past we have had trees made out of canoes, fabric, wood, wire, ladders, tools, textiles, recycled materials, & pompoms.

The Trees help raise awareness of the causes, activities and services offered by the makers; as well as helping to raise money for the nominated Charities.

Preludes –  a musical education charity run by Bristol ensemble as part of their Education and Outreach programme. They give children the opportunity to learn to read music, sing and play a range of instruments in an inclusive and supportive setting.

St Mary Redcliffe Community Development work – St Mary Redcliffe employ a Community Development worker and a Youth Community Development worker who work with the residents to help them realise the skills & experiences within the community that can be used to help set up new community activities and resources.

There will be a full Music Programme throughout the festival, including local choirs and musicians.

Late night opening until 8pm Thursday 5th December – Preludes will be hosting a “come and try a musical instrument” session, followed by “come and sing” Christmas Carols with their in-house band.

Plus there will be opportunity to find out more about the work of Preludes and St Mary Redcliffe’s community work with festive refreshments afterwards.

Free Entry but donations are requested to support the work of Preludes and St Mary Redcliffe’s Community work.

Treefest is kindly sponsored by Hollis Morgan, b2 Architects, Queen Square Chambers and Out of Hand.

For further information: or email:

Mike Davies
Author: Mike Davies