First festival at Rusper

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RUSPER’S first Christmas Tree Festival is to held in Saint Mary Magdalene’s Church from December 10 to 18, culminating in a Christmas Carol celebration at 4pm on the final day.

Local businesses have generously sponsored community groups to transform the interior of the church with trees decorated in a number of creative and imaginative ways that reflect different aspects of the village.

The renowned satirist and comedian John Bird is to launch the event on Saturday December 10 at 5pm and there will be mince pies, mulled wine and live seasonal music.

Entry during the week will be by donation for the work of Rusper Church and in support of its link with an orphanage in the Holy Land.

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