ST Michael's Church in Brierley Hill will once again be hosting its annual Christmas Tree Festival from next weekend.

Dudley South MP Mike Wood will officially open the event at 11am on Saturday December 9.

A host of decorated trees will be on display to view free of charge at the historic church, off Bell Street South, from 11am to 1pm on Saturday December 9 - and then every Thursday in December thereafter from 10am to 12.30pm.

The festival was the brainchild of the Rev Beryl Pritchett and has been a popular event in Brierley Hill for several years.