Christmas came to Tushingham on Saturday with the annual fair at St Chad's Church.

There were plenty of local craftspeople on hand with their stalls, Reverend Veronica Green was on hand making St Chad's festive burger baps, and Father Christmas popped in to meet children along with his helping elves.

Organiser Louise Mountford said it was the third time they had held the event.

She continued: "It's going really well and we're really pleased with the turnout. We've got lots of stallholders, Father Christmas, and the Tushingham School Choir will be coming over to sing later on.

"We run a coffee shop during the summer months for the community to get together and this is really an extension of that.

"We are lucky that events like this are always well supported."

The event was in aid of church funds.

Louise added: "Any church is difficult to run, the costs are huge, especially when you are in a rural parish which is why we run and support events like this. This is a great way of getting everyone together and it gets everyone in the festive spirit too.

"Rev Veronica's ambition is to make this a community building with the regular coffee shop, alternative services that are music based, and we hope to set up an afterschool club in the New Year."