About the Festival

Most years Holy Trinity hosts a very popular Christmas Tree Festival, displaying dozens of trees decorated by local organisations and businesses, and providing a wide variety of live seasonal music. Since the event was started in 2003 huge sums have been raised for our local partner charities.

It is with a great deal of sadness that, after very careful consideration, the Planning Group for the Christmas Tree Festival at Holy Trinity Church has decided to cancel the festival again this year. The only consuming reason is the current seemingly uncontrollable epidemic.

Instead, however, from 9th December throughout the Christmas season, there will be nine trees on display and everyone will be able to visit on any day at any time between 9am and 4pm observing, of course, services that are being conducted as well as social distancing. 

Apart from the Vicar’s tree there will be a Prayer Tree provided by the Church and a Memorial Tree provided by P & S Gallagher. The other special trees will be decorated by Next Step Nursery, The Independent State of Cuckfield, Hairsmiths, Gillian Fabb Memorial Fund, Orchard House and Holy Trinity Primary School.

The Church very much hopes that the community will understand the difficulty of this decision and in turn take the opportunity to visit the Church and appreciate the contribution that our local tree decorators have made.

There is no entry fee this year so it is hoped that visitors will make a modest donation towards the Church Roof Appeal.  Visitors will be able to return to see the trees as often as they wish until 6th January.

The team remains extremely hopeful that it will be staging the full event again next year when GOLDEN LION CHILDREN’S TRUST  will be its partner charity.

Full details, including the year’s partner charity, admission times and charges, live music schedules, and other visitor information, can all be found at the dedicated Christmas Tree Festival website at


A sample of the 2019 Festival can be seen here: