Bicester’s Christmas tree festival was hailed a “great success” as thousands of people came to visit.

75 trees – decorated by members and organisations within the Bicester community – lined the hall of St Edburg’s Church over the last weekend.

Around 300 people came to do the decorating.

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A spokesperson for St Edburg’s Church said: “Some 3,500 people visited the church over the two and a half days the festival was on.

“In addition, almost 200 people attended the Carols in the Trees service on the Sunday evening.

“A huge thank you to all who made this happen and who visited the festival.”

St Edburg’s Church is over 900 years old – the oldest and only Grade I listed building in Bicester.


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

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