BROWNIE angels opened the St Mary's C.E. Church Christmas fair on Saturday, November 24 at Studley Village Hall.

Isabella Ebbon, a Rainbow with 2nd Studley St Mary's and Olivia Blizzard, from 2nd Studley St. Mary's Brownies, both dressed as angels, got a sneak peak at Santa's grotto before performing Away in a Manger with other members of their packs to open the fair.

Despite the rain villagers and visitors swarmed into the village hall to be warmed by mulled wine and festive spirit.

Figures are yet to be confirmed but it is hoped that nearly £1,000 was raised for church work within the parish.