Sneinton Christmas Fair spreads the joy

St Christopher’s Church, Sneinton had the privilege of hosting their community’s Christmas Fair on 7th December, which was run by a whole cohort of local groups. It was opened by one of the City Councillors, Neghat Khan, as people flooded in on their way home from school.

There was a Santa’s Grotto, free ‘FareShare’ food, live music, local stalls of craftspeople and community groups in the church hall. In the church there was a performance by Nottingham Academy Choir, followed by Christingle making, and an interactive Prayer Space, which were all enthusiastically received.

This was the first time such an event had been run in Sneinton at Christmas and it was a great example of lots of different groups from across the community working together – there is already talk of a repeat performance next year.

The Rev’d Naomi Hill, half time Priest-in-Charge, at St Christopher’s said: “It is events like these that really bring a community together, so it was a real pleasure to be asked to host it in our buildings and see people who might be a little nervous of coming through our doors discover something beautiful they could enjoy, whatever their age.”


Photo: Naomi with two brothers who are members of St Christopher’s. The oranges were for the ‘make your own Christingle.’


By Brian Pickering.