Christmas Market report

Just before the cold snap snapped, a merry Christmas Market was held in Tuttington church on the first Saturday in December to kick-start the Christmas Season. This year there was added Christmas atmos as the sun slowly set the candles kept the event going until well after dark.

There was lots to see and do in addition to the usual refreshments stall selling sausage rolls and mince pies. This included a cake stall, wild bird care instruction and bird boxes, a decorative wood-burning stall, ‘made in Tuttington’ gifts, a Groveland grocery stall, a Raffle and a Tombola stall.
The warm Christmas punch kept up everyone’s spirits. And other spirits kept at least two attendees going long into the night! An amazing 24 wreaths were sold. These had been lovingly crafted – much like Cuban cigars – by the fair ladies of the village. Over 40 of the Tuttington 2023 photography competition calendars were also sold both before and during the Christmas Market.
Hubbub in Tuttington church. Photo by Graham

In all, £741.06 was raised which will go towards the upkeep of the church building covering its running costs, insurance, electricity etc. The church is available for use by everyone in the village as our only public meeting place so it is essential funds are raised so that events like the Christmas Market can be held.

Thanks go to all residents of the village involved in organising the event including the members of the Tutts Group, and to those who came along and joined in. 
Season’s Greetings to everyone in the village!