A truly magical Christmas fair is being held in aid of restoration at St Wulstan's Church, Little Malvern, where Edward Elgar and his family are buried.

On Wednesday 28th November at Welland Parish Hall, doors will open at 10am and it'll be fast and fun for three hours.

Why not stock up on homemade preserves and cakes? Black Mountains Smokery will be there from the heart of the Brecon Beacons, with smoked fish, meats, cheese, sauces and hampers.

Bernadette's Bespoke Bags will have an amazing selection of luscious velvet bags, Sarah Billingham (member of Herefordshire Guild of Craftsmen) will be bringing her extensive ceramic kitchenware which is hand painted with animals.

Jean Brown Knitwear will be there too, hot footing it from the London shows with cashmere, merino and lambswool sweaters, cardigans and scarves.

Beautiful handmade candles will be for sale made locally by the talented James Sweetman.

David Birtwhistle, of Birties of Worcester fame, will have some stunning cards available as well as prints and original watercolour paintings.

Enjoy a flutter on the fabulous raffle with over a dozen prizes which have been generously donated by local businesses and our professional stallholders.

On the bottle tombola, will you win shampoo or Champagne?

Bring your list, a big bag and carry away all your Christmas gifts! Please remember your cheque book as not all the stallholders accept cards.

At the Fair you will be able to purchase Christmas cards in a choice of five colourways, which feature the beautiful stained-glass window of The Nativity, designed in the 1880’s by Birmingham-based Hardman Studios for St Wulstan’s church.

The Christmas cards last year raised almost £2,500 for the organ restoration project, but another £90,000 is still needed for necessary repairs to the fabric of the building.

St Wulstan’s Church in the heart of England, where Sir Edward Elgar and members of his family are buried, serves the local community with dedication and commitment.

It’s a well-respected registered charity (Archdiocese of Birmingham) and now needs more help with some vital restoration work.

This idyllically situated church, with its fine baptistery and stained-glass windows, is in a wonderful pastoral setting and deserves to be maintained for future generations.

Come for a morning out with friends and support local heritage. Entrance is £3 (£5 for two) which includes coffee, tea and biscuits. Free parking is available on Spitalfields, just opposite, the postcode for your Sat Nav is WR13 6NE.

If you are unable to come to the Fair but you would like to make a donation to support St Wulstan’s, please get in touch with Charlotte Carver, the event organiser, on 01684 592179.