Dickleburgh gets set for tree festival

The fifth annual South Norfolk Christmas Tree extravaganza, 50 Christmas Trees in a Church, is set to take place in Dickleburgh Church from Sunday, November 30 to Sunday, December 7.

The fifth annual South Norfolk Christmas Tree extravaganza, 50 Christmas Trees in a Church, is set to take place in Dickleburgh Church from Sunday, November 30 to Sunday, December 7.

Local organisations, businesses and children's groups still have the opportunity to enter decorated trees in the event and win cash prizes. There is no charge for community organisations to take part. Businesses are asked to take an advert in the 50 Christmas Trees in a Church programme and to donate any prize they may win to their nominated charity.

There is also still time for local businesses to take out an advertisement in the programme.

This year's artist in residence is Nick Arnull, a woodturner from Horsford near Norwich who will be displaying decorative handmade wooden items in the church during the Festival


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For more information, to enter a tree or to advertise in the programme, contact the Reverend Norman Steer or Rosemary Steer, tel. 01379 854245, email rosemary@nandrsteer.com

The event will be open 10am to 7pm daily from Sunday, November 30 to Sunday, December 7 (close 5pm on December 7). Admission is adult £3.50, senior citizens and concessions £3, pre-booked groups £2.75, children free.

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All money raised will be shared between the East Anglian Children's Hospice (EACH), the Matthew Trust in Norwich which assists the homeless and the parish churches of Dickleburgh, Pulham Market, Pulham St Mary, Rushall, Starston, Thelveton, Shimpling and Frenze.

Morning coffee, light lunches and teas will be served all day in Dickleburgh Church Rooms (next to the church).

Event organiser, Rev. Norman Steer said: "We are really looking forward to our annual Christmas Tree Festival. It is a wonderful way to bring people together in the run up to Christmas. We always see so many smiling faces looking at our glorious trees"

Dickleburgh village is to the north of Diss, just off the A140. For group bookings and further information tel. 01379 854245, www.50christmastrees.co.uk.

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