The 12th St Laurence Church Community Christmas Tree Festival is now underway until Sunday 4 December 2016. Opening times are 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 9.30 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. on Friday 2 December to coincide with Stroud’s Goodwill evening, 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on Saturday 3 December and 1.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday 4 December.

Stroud Hospitals League of Friends is exhibiting a tree for the fifth year running and the theme this time is Stroud Hospitals League of Friends supporting Stroud Maternity Hospital. Ladies from our Events Committee – Jill Turk, Diane Whetter and Hilary Turk have all put a great deal of work into the finished Christmas tree, which is decorated with blue crackers and silver baubles and looks very festive along with the very many others in the Church.

A visit to this Christmas Tree festival provides a very pleasant and cheery start to the Christmas festivities and will be enjoyed by young and old alike. Admission is free but donations from visitors will be very welcome.