AN ANNUAL Christmas tree festival is returning to spread festive cheer in Cowley.

More than 60 trees and art work from local groups, schools and businesses will go on display at St James Church on Saturday.

There will be live music, a Christingle service and Messy Church during the festival, which will run until December 16.

Entry is £2 and will go towards children's charities SeeSaw and ROSY.

Last year the event raised more than £2,000 and organisers are hoping to do even better this time.

On Saturday the church will be open from 10am until 4pm, for full details of opening visit the Cowley church's website.