ST PAUL’s church, Craig-y-Don, will start its Christmas celebrations with a brass band concert.

The concert, by Holywell brass band, begins at 7.30pm on Saturday December 8. It will feature Christmas classics and seasonal surprises and includes a chance to sing along to well known carols, with mulled wine and mince pies in the interval.

While entry will be free, there will be a retiring collection to raise money for young brass players and singers.

Rev Noel Carter, rector of St Paul's Church, added: “In the current financial climate, voluntary organisations like Holywell Band and St Paul's Church, have an important part to play in helping children and young adults get access to music lessons and performance opportunities to reach their musical potential. Singing and playing an instrument is an important gift, and this concert is a small way to help a young singer or band member to go on to greater things."