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Cross made from Christmas trees

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Cross in the sanctuary of St Mary’s church, Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire.

Angela Melaniphy, the rector of St Mary’s, explains:  ‘The cross has been made from the Christmas tree.  In the Church of England Christmas trees are often left up until Candelmass (the Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple) at the end of January and then taken down.  They are then stripped of their branches and made into a cross. It symbolises the continuity  from Christ’s birth to his death.’

Photographed March 2023.

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