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 B

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

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 Pict

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

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 BROWN

Reverend Canon Charles Jenkin amongst the treees Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

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 BR

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


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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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