Large tree lights up Burgess Hill

The large tree in Lower Church Road has more than 6,000 lights
The large tree in Lower Church Road has more than 6,000 lights

Burgess Hill has its biggest Christmas tree to date at St John the Evangelist church in Lower Church Road.

Father Kevin’s carol service this week was followed by the lighting of the festive tree.

The large tree has more than 6,000 lights, more than the tree in Wakehust, Haywards Heath, which has 1,800.

P and S Gallagher, the independent family funeral directors in Lower Church Road sponsored the tree for another year.

Employee Shayne Hilbourne said: “This year was timed beautifully with the sight of the spectacular super moon shining down on us too!”

Have you checked out our new Christmas section yet?

It’s packed with ideas and tips to ensure you make the most out of the festive season.

There’s recipes, suggestions for presents and everything from choosing your tree to recycling your packaging and paper.

Go to www.midsussextimes.co.uk/christmas/