A CHURCH is holding a Christmas fair with a difference - by giving treats away for free.

St Mary's Church, in Loughton High Road, will host its Season of Giving Christmas fair on Saturday December 1.

On offer will be books, second hand toys, gifts, tea, coffee, cakes and treats, along with nail bars, crafts, face painting, hair styling, gift wrapping, games, healing prayer and psalm readings.

And, in keeping with the season of giving, everything on offer will be given away free of charge.

The event will run from 11am to 2pm.