St Columb Major will be staging a magical Christmas Tree Festival for the festive season this year.

Supported by local organisations, businesses and families, the festival sees the Church fill up with trees covered in twinkling lights, each decorated by an individual sponsor as a major fundraising event.

This year, the parish are hoping to raise money to get their latest project off the ground – upgrading the lighting in the Church to improve both access and safety and to highlight the features and architecture in the church.

The festival will be opened during the Community Carol Service on Sunday 18th December at 6pm where children from St Columb Major Academy will stage a grand ‘switch-on’ of all the Christmas tree lights. The Church will then be open for people to visit and enjoy the trees from 10.30am – 5pm every day between 19th – 24th December and between 11am – 2pm on Boxing Day.

On Tuesday 20th December, there will be a festive fayre in the Church which will include family activities such as brass rubbing and a treasure hunt. The fayre will also include refreshments, light lunches and Cornish cream teas.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to enjoy the lights and decorations of the trees in darkness when the church opens late on Thursday 22nd between 6 – 8pm.

If you have any questions about the festival, please contact the PCC secretary Andy Nash on 01637 881554 or