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A Fenland church saw the return of its annual Christmas Tree Festival at the weekend.

With over 50 trees St Peter's at March was filled with sparkling lights and tinsel for the popular event which attracted hundreds of visitors over the three days.

Individuals, groups and businesses took part in decorating the trees which all had individual themes.

Christingle service at St Peter's Church in March. (53664144)
Christingle service at St Peter's Church in March. (53664144)

The event also included refreshments being served in the church and a raffle which was drawn at the close of the festival.

A family christingle service brought the event to a close on Sunday evening, which saw the entire congregation given the traditional christingles complete with lighted candles to hold bringing an extra dose of magic to the church.

Christingles are used to celebrate Jesus as the 'Light of the World' during Advent, Christmas and the Epiphany.

Christingle service at St Peter's Church in March. (53664151)
Christingle service at St Peter's Church in March. (53664151)

Each element of a christingle has a special meaning and helps to tell the Christian story: The orange represents the world. The red ribbon symbolises the love and blood of Christ. The sweets and dried fruit represent all of God's creations.

Christingle service at St Peter's Church in March. (53664142)
Christingle service at St Peter's Church in March. (53664142)
Christingle service at St Peter's Church in March. (53664143)
Christingle service at St Peter's Church in March. (53664143)
Christingle service at St Peter's Church in March. (53664150)
Christingle service at St Peter's Church in March. (53664150)
Christingle service at St Peter's Church in March. (53664145)
Christingle service at St Peter's Church in March. (53664145)
Christingle service at St Peter's Church in March. (53664152)
Christingle service at St Peter's Church in March. (53664152)
Christingle service at St Peter's Church in March. (53664146)
Christingle service at St Peter's Church in March. (53664146)
Christingle service at St Peter's Church in March. (53664141)
Christingle service at St Peter's Church in March. (53664141)


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