Christmas came to Colemere on Saturday with the annual festive fair.

St. John the Evangelist Church was packed out with stallholders that had plenty of gifts on offer and there were dozens of visitors taking advantage of the event.

Church warden Barbara Platt it was the seventh year the event has taken place.

She continued: "We have local businesses that support it and there are church stallholders, plus a man made stall with products made by local men.

"It has been pretty steady all money, we are happy with the turnout."

The church is due to celebrate its 150th year in 2020 and Saturday's event was in aid of church funds to support the general maintenance of the building.

Also coming up is the annual Christmas Tree Festival which will take place over the next three weekends and will include trees decorated by local groups.

The church will be open between 12noon and 3pm each Saturday and Sunday, and there will be free admision, and coffee and mince pies.