Exminster Christmas Tree Festival

1st to 4th December 2017


The 2017 Exminster Christmas Tree Festival is being held at Exminster Methodist Church (EX6 8BT) over the weekend of 1st to 4th December.   We invite you to place a decorated tree at the Festival.  The church will be open for viewing the trees on:      

            Friday            1st      from   3 pm till 7 pm

            Saturday        2nd     from 10 am till 7 pm
           Sunday            3rd      from   3 pm till 5 or 6 pm   
         Monday     4th          open for group visits by arrangement


Admission is free throughout.  A Coffee Morning with various stalls is planned on the Saturday morning when the ‘Santa Lady’ is coming with some of her many toy Santas (from 10-12 noon). Light refreshments available during opening times.  Light lunches on the Saturday from 12.15pm till 2.00 pm.

Any money raised is for children’s charity Action for Children who work in Devon and for Bramble children’s ward at the RD&E Hospital

Individuals, families, groups, organisations, churches, businesses etc are all invited to bring a tree to the Festival


Details are as follows:

§ There is no charge to display a tree.  (You may make a monetary donation, if you wish.)

§ Trees should be not more than 2 metres (approx 6 feet) tall with a firm base – please indicate approx size.

§ We suggest artificial trees or rooted ones in a pot so they can be used at home/elsewhere over Christmas.

§ Lights can be used but need to be of modern design, preferably with a transformer.

§ There is no particular theme – enjoy choosing your own colours, form of decoration etc

§ We ask that no display is overtly commercial.  We reserve the right to refuse a tree or ask for changes.

§ We will place a sign naming the person(s) or organisation etc with each tree.

§ A free printed programme will also detail those kindly displaying a tree or trees.

§ Trees can be set up on Thursday 30th Nov from 2 pm till 8 pm or Friday 1st Dec from 10 am till 12 noon

§ There will be a special service amongst the trees on Sunday 3rd December starting at 10.30 am

§ Your tree can be collected after the festival on Tuesday 5th December either between 10 am and 12 noon or from 5 till 7 pm (or by arrangement if these times are not convenient for you).



If you would like to display a tree, please complete the form below and return it.  Thank you.

Returned forms please to: Methodist Church letter box (by church door) or 1 Crockwells Close

or e-mail exminstermethodists@yahoo.co.uk  Any questions to Jeny please on 01392 832553.





"                   Application form to display a tree at the 2017 Christmas Tree Festival

at Exminster Methodist Church 1st to 4th December 2017  Please write clearly!





Name of organisation (if applicable)



Name/details you wish to appear on the programme



Approximate Tree size (if known)

Metres or feet

Telephone contact


E-mail contact (if available)


I / We would like to display a tree at the Festival and agree to be bound by the rules detailed above




Date:              /           /2017

Please return to:   Methodist Church letterbox or 1 Crockwells Close or email to exminstermethodists@yahoo.co.uk 


Thank you for your  support