Christmas Tree Festival cancelled!
Due to the effect of the Coronavirus epidemic we have had to make the sad decision to cancel the Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, for 2020.
With the regulations as they are at present, we would not be able to accommodate the amount of visitors we would normally expect to see.
Although things may ease by December, the risk of a second spike will still be with us and we do not feel it would be a responsible decision to hold an event where people come from far and wide. With many organisations such as bus companies having to plan so far ahead, it is not feasible to put off this decision.
Many of our helpers are in the age bracket that is most susceptible to the virus and we do not want to place anybody in a potentially risky situation. We are also aware that many of these may not wish to volunteer their services at this time, leaving us short on helpers at all stages of the event.
It is our intention, if conditions allow, to decorate the Church in a festive fashion over the Christmas period and we hope you will find the Church a welcoming and inspiring place to visit at that time.
We sincerely hope that the Festival will be back in 2021 and it will be our pleasure to welcome everybody back with a Church full of spectacular Christmas trees.
- The Christmas Tree Festival Planning Group.