Christmas countdown as city churches branch out

The launch of the Christmas Tree Festival at Millhouses Methodist Church.
The launch of the Christmas Tree Festival at Millhouses Methodist Church.
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It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas...

People across Sheffield have been getting in the festive spirit at special events across the city.

The launch of the Christmas Tree Festival at Millhouses Methodist Church.

The launch of the Christmas Tree Festival at Millhouses Methodist Church.

A Christmas Tree Festival was held at Woodseats Methodist Church and included singing by the Abbey Lane School Choir.

The church also hosted a concert by the Coal Aston Combined Churches Choir.

Celebrations have also been held at Millhouses Methodist Church, which has put on a Christmas Tree Festival for the 12th year in a row.

Thirty-four trees decorated by local businesses, organisations and schools have gone on display - with more than 1,000 people expected to visit the display over the next few weeks in the run-up to Christmas.

Julie Robinson looks at a christmas tree at the launch of the Christmas Tree Festival at Millhouses Methodist Church.

Julie Robinson looks at a christmas tree at the launch of the Christmas Tree Festival at Millhouses Methodist Church.

A special launch party was held which included 70 children from Sheffield Performing Arts singing Christmas songs.

Visiting the Millhouses event is free but donations are being taken to support the work of the church and Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Lay Pastor Keith Blinston at the launch of the Christmas Tree Festival at Millhouses Methodist Church.

Lay Pastor Keith Blinston at the launch of the Christmas Tree Festival at Millhouses Methodist Church.

Christmas Tree Festival at Woodseats Methodist Church. Pictured is Sue Dilks with one of the displays.

Christmas Tree Festival at Woodseats Methodist Church. Pictured is Sue Dilks with one of the displays.

Christmas Tree Festival at Woodseats Methodist Church. Pictured are Eva Longley, two, Alice White, four, and Chloe White, one.

Christmas Tree Festival at Woodseats Methodist Church. Pictured are Eva Longley, two, Alice White, four, and Chloe White, one.

Christmas Tree Festival at Woodseats Methodist Church. Pictured is Rachael White with one of the displays.

Christmas Tree Festival at Woodseats Methodist Church. Pictured is Rachael White with one of the displays.

Christmas Tree Festival at Woodseats Methodist Church. Pictured is Richard Wilshaw with one of the displays.

Christmas Tree Festival at Woodseats Methodist Church. Pictured is Richard Wilshaw with one of the displays.