Last weekend saw the whole of Breage sparkling as the village lights were switched on and the parish church’s Christmas Tree Festival got underway.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday were days packed full of celebrations at the church as 14 trees, decorated by different community groups, were lined up to raise money for church funds.

Each tree was decorated with the theme of a different carol in mind, with a traditional Cornish holly tree standing outside to represent The Holly and the Ivy.

Groups that turned their hand to tree decorating included Breage Silver Band, Breage Club and the village school.

The festival opened on Friday as a follow-up to the village lights being switched on, and continued on Saturday with a market that saw a variety of craft and jewellery stalls set up in the church.

Sunday rounded up events with cream teas being served from 2pm until 4pm and an enchanting carol service with Breage Silver Band in the evening.

This is the second year that the Breage Christmas Tree Festival has been running and it was judged to be a considerable success.

Angela Lycett, one of a number of ladies from Breage Church who organised the event, said: “It was a lovely occasion. I think it brings the community together.” She added there was a “lovely atmosphere” and described the event as “lots of hard work and lots of fun.”

The festival will go on into the New Year and the church will be open from 11am until 4pm every day for members of the public to view the trees.