Cowley festival of Christmas trees 2021
Friday 10th - Sunday 19th December
join us an individual, family or group - download this information sheet and registration form link
or register on this google form link
we have three musical evenings for you to enjoy, on Wednesday 15th, 7.00; Thursday 16th, 7.00, Friday 17th, 7.30
WE ARE SORRY TO ANNOUNCE THE CANCELLATION OF THE RISING VOICES/GOSPEL JAZZ PROJECT (Thursday) and JUBILEE BRASS/DOUG LOVERIDGE (Friday) CONCERTS due to Covid-19 fears.
The festival will still be open on Saturday 10.00-4.00 and Sunday 2.00-4.00 and we looking forward to seeing you at the outdoor torchlight carol service at 4.30 on Sunday
the Christmas tree trail
we challenge you to find the ten Nativity character 'baubles' (laminated card) on the Christmas tree or in a window at festival 'satellite' settings around Florence Park, Temple Cowley and Church Cowley :
Florence Park Community Centre - Oxford City Farm - Flo's, the place in the park - Restore - Grace Church Cowley - Wilkins Road shops - the Oxford Factory cafe - Templars Square - Ark-T - St James Church
there will be a small prize for everyone finding at least eight of the characters and a prize draw from all entries received by 31st December
the list and answer sheet are at each satellite and in some local schools - you can download it here
Cowley festival of Christmas trees 2020
Saturday 12th - Sunday 20th December 2020
"Joy to the World"
at St. James Church, Beauchamp Lane, Cowley, OX4 3LF
As we move from the months of lockdown and with continuing social distancing, we are delighted to be sharing the 2020 festival with you and looking forward to be 'being community' again, albeit without some of our events. The church looks beautiful with around 30 trees and a myriad of angels in the heavenly host, which we hope will bring joy to Cowley.
Come along with family and friends to view the magical display, hear live music and sit on the angel chair for a photo. Accept the challenge to estimate how many angels there are!
Sadly we cannot offer you a cup of tea or coffee and cake, or the chance to attend a concert, pop up choir or Messy Christmas party but a group from Jubilee Brass will play in the churchyard on Saturday 12 December, 11.30-12.30
Entry is free : we encourage donations by cash, contactless, QR code
Our 'Cowley United' festival in 2019 raised £1,500 shared between our two local children's charities,
ROSY and SeeSaw (see links below)
To download the 2020 invitation card click here
Saturdays 12 & 19 December 10.00-4.00
Wednesday 16 December 2.00-4.00
and other times by arrangement - contact 07982 439 828
Sunday 20 December 5.00
carols by torchlight in the churchyard - bring your torch and a blanket!
Rosy - Respite nursing for Oxfordshire's Sick Youngsters
See Saw - Grief support for the young in Oxfordshire
Sponsorship with thanks for cut price Christmas trees from Oxford Sea Cadets
and for support from Templars Square
Our Cowley festival of Christmas trees was listed on the national Christmas Tree Festivals website 2019 (link)
we are awaiting the update to be loaded for 2020
For information about further events locally and nationally follow these links to Facebook and the National Christmas Tree Festival website.