Published On: 16th Nov 2023|
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A festive delight: St Luke’s Hospice lights up Nantwich with a Tree Festival and Christmas Cinema

Caption: Debra Sloan (St Luke’s Events Fundraiser) and Rvd Mark Hart (St Mary’s Church)

The bright lights of Hollywood and 40 twinkling trees will be lighting up Nantwich this festive season.
Fundraisers from St Luke’s Hospice are inviting members of the public to two very special events – a Christmas Tree Festival and Christmas Cinema – being held in partnership with St Mary’s Church in
the town.
The Christmas Tree Festival will run from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th November with 40 beautiful Christmas trees on display in the church, each sponsored and uniquely decorated by local businesses
or community groups.
Members of the public are invited to visit the church over the weekend to browse the trees and enjoy light refreshments, in return for a small donation, which will go to the Hospice and St Mary’s
Church. A narration of the church’s history or Christmas songs can also be enjoyed on headphones while perusing the trees.
For film lovers, there will be a Christmas Cinema on Saturday 25th November in the church with a choice of ‘Polar Express’ at 4.30pm or ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ at 8pm. Tickets are available via St
Luke’s Hospice website www.slhospice.co.uk/takepart There will be Prosecco, beer and soft drinks for sale and of course, popcorn!

Jane Thompson, Head of Events at St Luke’s, said: “We are so excited about hosting our very first Christmas Tree Festival and Christmas Cinema in partnership with St Mary’s Church, and to raise
money for both St Luke’s and St Mary’s Church. It is such a special location in the heart of Nantwich and to see so many businesses come together to support the Hospice and create this incredible
display is heart-warming.

“The diversity of decorations promises to create a magical atmosphere, showcasing the unique creativity and community spirit of the sponsors. The Christmas Cinema is proving very popular and
will be an incredible way to spend an evening, with a family favourite and Christmas classic to choose from. It will be an incredible experience in the church. It is not to be missed this festive
season.”

Both events are organised in partnership with St Mary’s Church and are kindly supported by Nantwich Christmas Tree Farm. Reverend Mark Hart from St Mary’s Church said: “I’m very excited about our partnership with St Luke’s Hospice and the launch of our first Christmas tree festival. We’d love to see you there!”

For more information about both the Christmas Tree Festival and Christmas Cinema visit www.slhospice.co.uk/takepart