Sunday, December 15, 2013

December 1st - 7th - Christmas Tree Festival at Monkton Priory Church

Christmas is in full swing.  Here in Pembroke it began on November 29th when the Christmas lights were switched on and Father Christmas abseiled down the Keep of Pembroke Castle to mark the opening of the Christmas Market. Thousands made their way to Pembroke for the Market which looks set to becoming an annual event, supported by the whole community, with numbers topping last years’. Monkton too joined in the festivities with a repeat of last year's very successful 'Recycled Christmas Tree' Festival.
We as a Society are always happy to support our churches.  We are very much involved with Monkton Priory Church as we rent office space in the Church Hall and hold most of our events there.  The Priory Church is a beautiful Church, the oldest in Pembroke founded as it was 5 years following the establishment of Pembroke Castle itself. It certainly provided a lovely setting for this colourful festival.  
The idea was to make Christmas trees and decorations with recycled materials, a novelty perhaps for youngster nowadays, but something we all had to do in the ‘old days’!  It certainly gave food for thought and prizes went to the most inventive.  

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