December 22 2018

THERE’S more than one way to decorate a Christmas tree, as community groups in Fishponds have proved.

Thirteen different concepts were thought up by groups taking part in the Christmas Tree Festival at Fishponds Baptist Church in Downend Road. They range from a tree hung with woollen pompoms by the Fishponds Baptist Church Craft Group to a Brussels sprout, baby corn and Club biscuit-bedecked wonder from the church’s Luncheon Club.

The church opened its doors every morning in the week up to December 22, to allow people to look at the trees and vote for their favourite efforts in two categories – one for adult groups and one for children.

A memory tree for people to hang the name of a loved they would missed over Christmas was also erected.

The groups taking part are: Fishponds Baptist morning congregation; Sticky Fish Pre-School; Gracefield School; Fishponds Baptist Church Luncheon Club; Fishponds Baptist Church Youth Group; The Source (Thursday after-school club); Friendship and exercise group; 55th Guides; 55th Rainbows; Kids Alive; 151st Scouts, Cubs and Beavers; Fishponds Over 50s Social; Fishponds Baptist Church Craft Group.