|The recently formed Lindhurst Choir with Father Owain Mitchell (back row, far left) , and the Rev Trudy Hobson (front - far right) after the carol service held on Wednesday.|
Tomorrow (Saturday, December 9) viewing hours are 10.00am to 3.00pm, and on Sunday, December 10th you can pop in between 11.00am and 1.00pm.
See the decorated Christmas Trees and Christmas Wreaths, all sponsored by local businesses and organisations.
Admission is free, with donations welcome in aid of St John’s Church.
Refreshments are available in the Church Hall where memory cards will also be available for the Brigg Tree of Light.
On Saturday evening (9th) the cast of last Spring’s sell-out community production Folk Round ‘Ere will stage a specially written musical show featuring songs and customs from Winter and the Christmas Period, with the singers accompanied by a folk band with Children from 1st Brigg Brownies also featuring in a show that is sure to make the most of the wonderful acoustics of St John’s Church. Tickets are available from Brigg Tourist Information Centre at the Buttercross.
Prior to the event closing on Sunday December 10th, a Town Carol service will be held in the Church at 2.00pm followed by refreshments in the Angel Suite, kindly hosted by Brigg Town Mayor Councillor Mrs Sharon Riggall.
SOME THOUGHTS FROM KEN HARRISON, OF BRIGG MATTERS MAGAZINE, WHO KINDLY TOOK THESE PICTURES
Decorating one's home at Christmastide first started in the 17th century when householders displayed green-leafed branches, such as those from coniferous trees, holly and ivy....
Puritans, during the English Civil War banned it.
It remained popular on the Continent.
The pattern emerged again in late Georgian and Victorian times with Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's husband, popularising the idea of decorated Christmas trees that we know today.
Here are pictures of the Christmas Tree Festival and Carol Service at St John's held on Wednesday evening, 6th December.
|Coun Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, and Brigg Town Mayor Coun Sharon Riggall.|
|Chris Dyson, retired engineer and Brigg Town Councillor, seen here with his wife, Jill, devised the spatial floor-plan for the Christmas Tree and Wreaths at St John's Church.|
|Coun Deb Dunderdale, of the Brigg Town Business Partnership, and Rev Trudy Hobson.|
|The Rev Trudy Hobson.|