Graham Smith

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Christmas Fair: the last coffee morning of 2013 at Killinghall Methodist Church will be held on Saturday, November 30 at 10.30am and will incorporate a Christmas Fair. There will be gifts, cards and cakes as well as coffee and biscuits. All welcome.

Christmas Tree Festival at Killinghall: at the church of St Thomas the Apostle, Killinghall. Friday, December 6-Sunday, December 8. To raise funds for local and national charities - St Michael’s Hospice, Martin House Hospice, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Harrogate Homeless Project, The Royal British Legion and Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Our week-end festival starts with a Friday Twilight mulled wine and mince pies at 6-8pm to view the trees. Admission £3. On Saturday there will be a Christmas Fayre at 11am-3pm (admission £2) and a Christmas Cracker Concert at 7pm with the White Rose concert Band and other local acts – tickets adults £6, children £3 available from Church Committee or 563241, 770377, 529817.

The weekend will finish with Carols by Tree Light at 3pm on Sunday, December 8 in St Thomas’ Church. All sponsors will receive a full timetable of the events. If you would like to sponsor a tree at £50 for a three-four foot tree or £65 for a five-six foot tree it will be decorated on your behalf with lights and ornaments. The tree will then be displayed with your details. All donations for the Christmas trees will be given to the chosen charities.

The event will be advertised on the radio and in the newspaper and all sponsors will be thanked and included where possible in these adverts and a list of sponsors will also be placed at the church.

If you feel you would be able to support this event, please forward a cheque payable to St Thomas Church Fund to – Mrs Collins Church Secretary, Church Fundraising Committee, Bronte Lodge, 28 Moor Close, Killinghall, Harrogate HG3 2DZ by Friday, November 22.

Church services: Sunday, November 24 Killinghall Methodist Church 10.30am Holy Communion with Rev Christine Gillespie. 6.30pm At Hampsthwaite.