Bangor Cathedral: Stunning setting for Christmas tree festival

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A stunning display of Christmas trees will once again bring a seasonal glow to Bangor Cathedral during its Christmas Tree Festival, running this year from December 18 to 27.

Local schools, charities, businesses and community organisations will all decorate trees to showcase their activities in what is becoming a hugely popular annual celebration of community life.

Christmas tree festival
Christmas tree festival

The Dean of Bangor Cathedral, the Very Reverend Dr Sue Jones said: “It is a huge privilege for the Cathedral to host an event that welcomes so many from the local community.

The event gives many voluntary organisations the opportunity to make people aware of their services in an imaginative and fun way and we as a Cathedral community look forward to welcoming people to this special event.”

On Saturday, December 20 at 11am, Cylchau’r Enfys Handbell ringers will perform at the Tree Festival and on Monday, December 22 at 12.30pm, members of Bangor University’s Welsh Language Drama Society will perform The Christmas Truce, a short play to remember the message of peace of the Christmas Truce.

Why not take time out from your Christmas shopping to pop in and enjoy the displays. Entry to the Festival, and the performances, is free, and the Festival will be open daily between 11.00am and 5.00pm every day except Christmas Day & Boxing Day.

The festival will be opened with a special service at the Cathedral at 5.30 pm on Thursday, December 18 with music from the Cathedral choirs and Ysgol Cae Top. All welcome.

Other Christmas services at the Cathedral include:

Sunday, December 21 at 4pm – Festival of Nine lessons and Carols
Christmas Eve3pm Crib and Christingle Service, 11.30pm Midnight Mass of the Nativity (Preacher the Bishop of Bangor)
Christmas Day8.30am Eucharist, 9:30am Cymun Bendigaid (Pregethwr Esgob Bangor), 11am Choral Eucharist for Christmas Morning (Preacher The Dean of Bangor)

For more information on Christmas events and services at the Cathedral please look on the Facebook page www.facebook.com/bangorcathedral or on twitter @bangorcathedral