Christmas nativities and trees galore at village church festivals

Crib festival at Wilsford church. Ruth Griffiths of Wilsford looking at Hough on the Hill church crib. EMN-150712-183948001
Crib festival at Wilsford church. Ruth Griffiths of Wilsford looking at Hough on the Hill church crib. EMN-150712-183948001

Wilsford parish church held a two-day Christmas crib festival over the weekend of December 5-6.

Wilsford parish church held a two-day Christmas crib festival over the weekend of December 5-6.

Crib festival at Wilsford church. Organisers Di Fairhead and Dick Fairhead. EMN-150712-184002001

Crib festival at Wilsford church. Organisers Di Fairhead and Dick Fairhead. EMN-150712-184002001

The event saw many visitors enjoying the sight of more than 30 cribs on display submitted by local individuals, families and groups from Wilsford and surrounding villages.

There were paintings and drawings, models made from clay and others from card by local school children and scenes in wood, pottery and knitting, decorations and flowers.

Tea and cakes were served and there was a festival Holy Communion on the Sunday.

There was also a special concert by the Loveden Festival Singers as the finale, held in memory of Pam Armstrong, with a collection for Asthma UK.

Crib festival at Wilsford church. Molly Fairhead 13 of Sleaford with her drawing. EMN-150712-183826001

Crib festival at Wilsford church. Molly Fairhead 13 of Sleaford with her drawing. EMN-150712-183826001

A Christmas tree festival was held at St Andrew’s Church, in Timberland at the weekend.

It was staged in the afternoons on both Saturday and Sundaywith a good range of craft stalls and trees by schools, groups and individuals from around the area.

There was also a carol service amid the trees held on Sunday morning.

Christmas Tree Festival and craft stalls at Timberland Church. L-R Toby Bere 10 and Monty Bere 8 of Timberland. EMN-151214-185203001

Christmas Tree Festival and craft stalls at Timberland Church. L-R Toby Bere 10 and Monty Bere 8 of Timberland. EMN-151214-185203001

Christmas Tree Festival and craft stalls at Timberland Church.Michelle Erhardt of Dorrington with her Handmade Christmas Felts. EMN-151214-185145001

Christmas Tree Festival and craft stalls at Timberland Church.Michelle Erhardt of Dorrington with her Handmade Christmas Felts. EMN-151214-185145001

Christmas Tree Festival and craft stalls at Timberland Church. L-R Sue Stirling and Wendy Dorrell. EMN-151214-185126001

Christmas Tree Festival and craft stalls at Timberland Church. L-R Sue Stirling and Wendy Dorrell. EMN-151214-185126001