Christmas Tree Festival opening

St Paul's Playgroup singing at St Paul's Church Christmas Tree Festival in 2011.
St Paul's Playgroup singing at St Paul's Church Christmas Tree Festival in 2011.

Don’t forget to go along to St Paul’s Church Christmas Tree Festival which opens this weekend to celebrate the true meaning of the festive season as it’s all for a good cause.

The Festival, which is held in the church on Baldernock Road, Milngavie, is organised by the Association of Milngavie Churches, and runs from Saturday, November 29 to Friday, December 5.

There will be 30 trees decorated by a very diverse group of organisations from schools to churches and youth organisations.

Music will be provided from a wide range of local musicians including St Paul’s Parish Church Choir on Saturday at 10.15am, an opening ceremony with members of Milngavie Pipe Band at 10.45am and a clarsach performance by Rachel Rutherford as well as guitars by Douglas Muirhead and Robert Rutherford at 11.30am.

Pupils from the Music School of Douglas Academy will be performing at 2pm.

The following day (Sunday, November 30) Ryan Corbett wil be playing his accordian at 1pm and Allander Jazz Band with Jeannie Maxwell will perform at 2pm.

There will also be a tea room with delicious home baking.

Money raised will go to Chanan Glasgow, a Christian charity for the homeless in Glasgow. The Fraser Centre in the village, run by Milngavie Old People’s Welfare Association, and Friendship House in Park Road, Milngavie, a Christian centre run by volunteers from local churches which provides snacks and light meals.

Opening hours are 10am to 4pm except Sunday when it’s 1pm to 4pm.