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Festive spruces adorn St Mary-le-Tower Church as Ipswich's Christmas Tree Festival

Reverend Canon Charles Jenking is overjoyed with the Christmas tree festival   Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Reverend Canon Charles Jenking is overjoyed with the Christmas tree festival Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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Ipswich's Christmas Tree festival has opened for its ninth year - with almost 120 festive spruces on display.

The Church of St Mary Le Tower has been illuminated with hundreds of twinkling Christmas trees  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe Church of St Mary Le Tower has been illuminated with hundreds of twinkling Christmas trees Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The festival, at St Mary-le-Tower Church in Tower Street, launched today and runs until Wednesday, December 5.

A total of 118 trees have been decorated in all manner of colourful themes.

Reverend Canon Charles Jenkin amongst the treees  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNReverend Canon Charles Jenkin amongst the treees Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Children visiting the festival can take part in a treasure hunt, looking for clues among the trees, while adults can sit and enjoy a cup of coffee.

Donna Joyce, the festival’s administrator, said: “We have some adorned with rainbow flowers, others with little ceramic decorations and have one with a huge base which is 8ft high on wires.”

Nearly all of the Christmas trees have been decorated ready for the festival  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNNearly all of the Christmas trees have been decorated ready for the festival Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Reverend Canon Charles Jenking added: “We have been really impressed by people’s enthusiasm for the festival.

“It is lovely to hear their supportive comments.”

For more information, visit the Ipswich Christmas Tree Festival website. see

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