Christmas Wreath Festival

St Matthew’s Church in Eye host this from 6th to 8th Dec

St Matthew’s Church in Eye is opening its doors from 6th to 8th December 2019 when it hosts a Christmas Wreath Festival.

It is expected that nearly 50 different wreaths will be displayed, made by individuals, groups and businesses in Eye. The imaginative displays, which in previous years have included a knitted set of carpet bowls and a wreath-shaped train track complete with toy trains, will be open for a preview from 6.30pm to 8.00pm on Friday 6th December.

The Festival then fully opens on Saturday 7th December from 10.00am until 4.00pm and on Sunday 8th December from 12.00 noon until 4.00pm. Lunches, snacks and cakes will be on sale and there will be a stall selling homemade jams, pickles and marmalades. Entry is free, although donations are invited to help with the costs of running the Church.

“I am always impressed by the ideas people come up with for their wreaths – no two are the same!” said Revd Colin Hurst, Vicar of Eye. “The Festival can be a great way for local businesses to promote themselves too. But most of all it is a chance to drop in and have a chat with neighbours and friends – I’d encourage anyone who is new to the village to drop in to take a look and say hello. We’d love to see you.”It’s not too late to enter a wreath and anyone who would like to do so should get in touch with the Church on 01733 222334 or email The suggested donation for entering a display is £3.

The Revd Colin Hurst

Vicar of Eye, Newborough and Thorney
Assistant Rural Dean of Peterborough