WATCH: Christmas tree festivals bring colour to Rugby churches

Christmas trees have been adding sparkle to two churches in Rugby.

Creative designs of all colours, shapes and sizes are on show at St Andrew’s as part of the annual Christmas Tree Festival.

St. Botolph Church, Newbold-on-Avon - Christmas Tree Festival 2014.  Pictured: Monica Watts. NNL-140612-224851009

St. Botolph Church, Newbold-on-Avon - Christmas Tree Festival 2014. Pictured: Monica Watts. NNL-140612-224851009

This year’s festival was opened by Deputy Mayor Richard Dodd, who will also be judging the event.

Two winners will be chosen, one from the children’s groups and one from the adults.

The winner will be announced at the Christingle Service on Christmas Eve at 4pm at St Andrew’s Church.

Rugby Rector the Rev Imogen Nay said: “Thanks to the many groups who have entered this year and once again impressed us with their ingenuity and skill.”

The festival is free but a £1 donation is suggested to help the Friends of St Cross Phlebotomy Appeal. It is open Monday - Saturday from 10am 2pm and Sundays when services are on. Find out more at www.festivaloftrees.co.uk.

There’s still time to enjoy the beautiful selection of trees at St Botolph’s Church in Newbold this weekend from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday and 2pm to 4pm on Sunday.