This year will be the 20th year that the Festival has taken place in St Paul’s Church in the centre of Bedford raising funds for the Church and the Bedford Hospital Charity & Friends. It is now a firm favourite by those who see visiting our historic and beautiful St Paul’s Church lit by trees, decorated by so many community groups, schools and firms, as the start of Christmas. Jayne Beard Associates are very kindly sponsoring the Festival again in memory of Jayne Beard who was a former Chairman of the Bedford Hospitals Charity.
2021 BEDFORD CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL – theme is “It’s Panto”
Wednesday 1 December to Sunday 5 December 2021
St Paul’s Church, St Paul’s Square, Bedford MK40 1SQ
Open Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12noon-4pm
Admission: £3.00, children under 16 free.
A highlight of the Festival are the daily concerts by schools and community choirs. We are already looking forward to return visits from The Bedford Rock Choir, Music for Memory, Hammers Community Choir, Sharnbrook Community Choir, Inis Eire & the Phoenix Ladies Chorus from Potton to name but a few.
The annual Christmas Tree Festival Concert will be held on Friday 3 December, at 7.30pm with the ‘Minerva Piano Trio’ performing pieces by Ravel, Stravinsky, Mozart & Vivaldi. Tickets @ £17.50 give concert goers the chance to enjoy the trees in a night time setting. Bookings 01234 783181 or www.peoplesfundraising.com/concert-tickets.
If you wish to join the list of groups wishing to bring their choir or decorate a tree please email Margaret Oakley (Chairman) at firstname.lastname@example.org