Tree of Life


An unforgettable celebration in a beautiful historic church, which dates from 1490.

A very special event full of the Joy of Life.

On each side of the river stood the Tree of Life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit for every season. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.

Norfolk is full of people who long for healing, and who work tirelessly to ensure that life, in its fullness, is available as widely as possible. Individuals, charities, and organisations all contributed to our Celebration, and produced some wonderful displays.

What an amazing group of people we have in our area. The exhibits this year were better than ever. We had thirty five colourful, carefully thought out tree-related contributions, ranging from the traditional Christmas trees, through paintings, collages, and a wonderfully intricate wooden pillar which took over three hundred hours to make.

Below are pictures of some of the highlights from this year, and a list of the exhibits. We all had great fun, and gave away over £1,000 to the various charities and organizations.

A huge thank you to all who helped make the 2017 celebration so great.

Music, Displays, Lights, and of course

The Decorated Trees

 Amazing imaginative display of trees and tree related artefacts in all shapes and sizes,

some living, some painted and some made from trees!

A colouring competition and quiz for youngsters, plus a prayer tree.

The opportunity to light a candle for a loved one.

On Sunday we told the story of the tree in song and prayer.

The dates next year are Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of November 2018

Harleston Primary School supporting Nelson’s Journey

Sunshine, Water, and Earth make a tree, Lamgmere Garden Club supporting Greenstead Hedgehog Rescue

Favourite Adult Tree:

Langmere Garden Club       £43.00

Favourite Children’s Tree

Harleston Primary School   £42.50

Our Wonderful Contributors

Treasure Seekers                  £21.50

Feline Care                           £33.50

Norfolk Wildlife Trust         £33.50

Royal British Legion           £38.00

Trailblazers                          £22.50

Pink Tractor Run                £33.50

The Merchant Nave Association  £24.00

Dickleburgh Flower Group £24.50

E.A.C.H.                             £26.00

Pulhams Pre-School          £35.00

Lyfe Group                         £25.00

Oxlip Group                       £27.50

Norfolk Wildlife Trust        £27.50

Dickleburgh Scouts            £29.50

Suffok Punch                     £28.50

The Knitted Bible               £21.50

The Thompson Family      £24.50

Gissing Children's Centre £39.50

Nelson's Journey              £31.50

Dickleburgh Pre-School   £33.50

Heave Horse Society        £36.00

Dickleburgh Bellringers   £21.50

Dickleburgh Song Squad, Bell Squad & Choir                                           £29.50

Cross of Christ                 £24.00

Marie Curie Cancer Care £34.50

Rushall Church               £22.50

Thelveton Church           £26.50

Starston Peelers               £24.00

All Saints Art group        £26.50

Spirit of the Tree             £21.50

Diss Children's Centre    £36.50

Waveney Foodbank       £30.00

Pulham Market Church £24.00