Thaxted Christmas Fayre means church calendar is 'back in full swing'

Maureen Edwards, who co-owns the Moorcroft company, at Thaxted Parish Church's Christmas Fayre

Moorcroft owner Maureen Edwards at Thaxted Parish Church's Christmas Fayre - Credit: Saffron Photo

Thaxted Parish Church's events are "back in full swing" after the 2021 Christmas Fayre.

The event, which took place on Saturday, November 20, saw crowds turn out to purchase festive gifts, refreshments and Stoke-on-Trent pottery by Moorcroft.

Moorcroft chair Hugh Edwards hands a book to a child at Thaxted Parish Church's Christmas Fayre

Moorcroft owner Hugh Edwards gets stuck in at the Thaxted Parish Church Christmas Fayre - Credit: Saffron Photo

A man and a little girl dressed as an elf at the Thaxted Parish Church Christmas Fayre

Santa's little helper at the Thaxted Parish Church Christmas Fayre - Credit: Saffron Photo

Ann Pickhaver, Thaxted church warden, thanked church guests and the Moorcroft company for their support.

Ann said: "The Christmas Fayre went extraordinarily well!

"We had people turn up in their droves and there was a great feeling of being back in full swing.

"We were delighted that people enjoyed themselves.

"The church is most grateful to Hugh and Maureen Edwards from Moorcroft, who have supported our work for a number of years."

A selection of cakes on sale at Thaxted Parish Church

Cakes on sale in Thaxted Parish Church - Credit: Saffron Photo

Bottles of wine and beer at a tombola at Thaxted Parish Church

The chance to win a Christmas tipple at the Thaxted Parish Church Christmas Fayre - Credit: Saffron Photo

An array of Moorcroft at the Thaxted Parish Church Christmas Fayre

An array of Moorcroft at the Thaxted Parish Church Christmas Fayre - Credit: Saffron Photo

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Hugh and Maureen Edwards own the Moorcroft company, which has traded since 1913.

The money raised at the Fayre will go towards church costs, particularly building costs and roof repairs.

Thaxted Parish Church's Christmas Fayre with famous Stoke-on-Trent Moorcroft pottery

Thaxted Parish Church's Christmas Fayre with Moorcroft pottery - Credit: Saffron Photo

A stallholder chats with a customer at Thaxted Parish Church's Christmas Fayre

The Thaxted Parish Church Christmas Fayre - Credit: Saffron Photo

A volunteer prepares soup at the Thaxted Parish Church Christmas Fayre

A winter soup at Thaxted Parish Church - Credit: Saffron Photo

Crowds at the Thaxted Parish Church Christmas Fayre

Thaxted's festive season saw a busy start at the Parish Church's Christmas Fayre - Credit: Saffron Photo

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