Get your skates on as St Wulfram’s Christmas Tree Festival starts next week in Grantham

St Wulfram's Church.
St Wulfram's Church.
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St Wulfram’s Church is ready to host its Christmas Tree Festival and ‘ice’ skating rink next week, which aims to be one of the largest community celebrations in this part of Lincolnshire this year.

The festival will start at 5pm on Tuesday with a candlelit procession from the Market Place to the church. At St Wulfram’s, the Christmas lights will be switched on at 5.30pm, including the illumination of trees decorated by over 100 schools, community groups, local businesses and individuals. This will be followed by the opening of the artificial ice rink.

“This is a massive event, encapsulating the whole community, and we are delighted that so many people want to be part of it,” said Father Stuart Cradduck, rector of St Wulfram’s Church. “It will be the only church in the country where you can practise your triple salchow to an incredible music line-up.” There will be disco ice sessions on Friday and Saturday with music from a variety of genres, including old school classics, dance, ‘90s indie, Ibiza house and more.

On Saturday, November 28, there will be local craft and produce markets as well as entertainment and children’s activities, before the festival comes to an end with a traditional advent carol service on Sunday, November 29, at 6.30pm.

“We are proud as a community to be hosting such an diverse and exciting programme of events which we hope will not only celebrate all that is great in Grantham, but will also challenge people’s perception of what church is,” added Fr Stuart.

For the full timetable of events go to www.facebook.com/stwulframs/ or call the parish office on 01476 561342.