Fun fayre lifts spirits at Winchburgh Parish Church

Parishioners in Winchburgh were ‘‘wreathed’’ in smiles at the success of their Christmas fayre on Saturday.

Two years ago, Nancy Smith, one of the elders at Winchburgh Parish Church, suggested that they made and sold holly wreaths to raise money for church funds and the group were absolutely delighted with the response.

They did the same last year but for Christmas this year were determined to go one better and held a full on Christmas fayre.

Queensferry Band was on hand to give an airing to some festive favourite songs and tunes and Santa Claus and his three elves found time out in his busy schedule to make a special appearance for all the children present.

Hot snacks were eagerly snapped up by young and old alike and there were a selection of craft items and a public art exhibition which linked in to the huge expansion of the village which is currently under way.

One of the organisers, Marion Murdoch, said: ‘‘We were very lucky with the weather, considering the poor conditions on Thursday and Friday, and were blessed with a dry sunny morning even although it was a bit on the cool side. The turnout was fantastic.”