CROWDS got into the festive spirit at an annual church fundraising event.

There was a strong turn-out for St John Methodist Church's Christmas fair at Whitchurch Civic Centre.

Church steward Peter Shingler said that the fair raised £1,300 towards church funds.

"It went very well, it was very well-received," he added.

Attractions include various gift stalls, two raffles, bric-a-brac, cake and book stalls, a treasure chest and 'grab a bag'.

There was also entertainment from Whitchurch Community Choir.