How Llangors Christmas tree festival lit up the village

Llangors church was the setting on the weekend of December 9/10 for a festival of Christmas trees.

Many local organisations had artistically designed trees: the churches round the lake, the school, cubs, craft, dance and drama groups.

Llangors youth and community centre tree even contained shuttlecocks as part of their display of the many activities available in the centre for people of all ages. The monthly charity coffee morning group also had a tree showing the many charities helped over the last few years.

Other displays came from farther afield: Brecon Bellringers, Llanddew sewing group, and Bwlch toddler group, while the Street Pastors tree had samples of items they provide to help people, including lollipops made into a star.

Hay Brecon and Talgarth Sanctuary for Refugees, who have hosted several respite days in Llangors, erected a tree of bare branches with items of children and baby clothing as well as messages of support and welcome signs as decorations. They are currently campaigning on behalf of child refugees and immigration detention.

On the Saturday evening a well supported community carol singing event was held when requested carols were sung and tea and snacks were handed around by the cub group who looked smart in their uniforms. The festival was the brainchild of ordinand Trina Lodge who was delighted with the community support for the event and hopes this will be repeated in future years.