Christmas Tree Festival at Richhill

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St Matthew’s Church Richhill are holding a Christmas Tree Festival from Thursday, to Sunday, December 3-6.

Opening times are as follows: Thursday, 7.30pm opening ceremony by Lady Eames ith singing from Hardy Memorial Primary School Choir; Friday, 10.30am to 9pm; Saturday, 10.30am to 9pm; Sunday, 1pm to 7pm, closing at 7pm with a service of Carols among the trees with preacher The Most Reverent Richard Clarke Archbishop of Armagh.

Tea, coffee, shortbread and mince pies will be available on Thursday and Sunday with soup lunches available from 12noon until 2pm on Friday and Saturday in the Colthurst Hall.

Soup lunches will be available from 12 noon until 2pm on Friday and Saturday.

Groups and Coach Trips welcome, for bookings, further information on catering or for parking arrangements contact Florence Adamson on 028 3887 0958 or email

A number of Christmas trees will also be placed in the Colthurst Hall where visitors will be able to write Christmas messages to leave on the trees.

This is a breathtaking experience and is especially lovely for families with children.

Among the trees there will be a wordsearch for the children. Please tell your family, friends and neighbours not to miss this wonderful opportunity to get in the mood for celebrating Christmas.

Proceeds to be divided between the Southern Area Hospice and St Matthew’s Church Repair Fund.