THE annual St Nicholas Fair, which raises funds for the running, work and ministry of Crediton Parish Church, will take place on Saturday, November 25 from 10am to 2pm in the Boniface Centre, Church Lane, Crediton (EX17 3AH).

There is free admission and free parking at this accessible venue with refreshments (including light lunches and delicious cakes and scones) available. 

There will be the usual variety of stalls, selling lots of different items including jigsaws, jewellery, cakes, children’s books and Christmas cards.

There will be a Silent Auction of household items and a Tombola (rather than a draw) so that you can take away your prize on the day.

Cookware and silver-plated items make a return, with a large canteen of cutlery included for sale.

Special this year is a stall selling items made with macrame and a stall dedicated to all things craft and haberdashery including embroidery thread, tapestry wool and kits and fabric.

For visitors’ entertainment, the Medieval Fruit Machine, which was very popular last year, will be at the Fair again. 

Other churches will also be running stalls – the Methodist Church, St Lawrence Chapel and St Swithun’s, Shobrooke, and by Bridge Books from Exeter.

There will also be an opportunity to “Come and Ask” any questions you may have about faith or about the world we live in.

At the table, you will be met by curate, Rev Lewis Eden, who is more than happy to help (or least attempt to) provide an answer to the questions you may have about faith.

There are many common questions that include: Why do good things happen to bad people? Why doesn’t God answer my prayers? Why do bad things keep happening to me? Why did my _________ die or get ill? Can Jesus love me even if I have done bad things?

But there are other questions that you may have. Lewis would love to see you and have a conversation with you about this at any time, but particularly at the St Nicholas Fair.

The Fair which offers something for everyone and takes place this year on the same day as the Christmas in Crediton Lights Switch-On event.

If you want any more information about the Fair, contact Anne on 01363 772865.