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Pupils from St George’s CofE School in Chorley planted a Christmas tree in the grounds of St George’s Church in the Lancashire town recently, to help future generations at the school and more widely to remember the coronavirus pandemic. 

The tree planting was the idea of the school’s Year 6 class, who turned out for a special service and the ceremonial planting that took place afterwards; all held with adherence to current guidelines.

The Vicar of St George’s, Rev Mike Print, said: “Our young people thought that many folk might not come inside the church this year to see our amazing tree because of the Covid restrictions; so why not also have one outside for all to see?

“This outside Christmas tree, which is alive and will grow, will also be a reminder of our Covid Christmas for years to come.”

The plan going forward is that every year the current school Year 6 will come and decorate the tree for the Christmas season.

  • The tree was a kind donation by local Christmas tree suppliers Joseph Noblett. 




Ronnie Semley