Events taking place in YOUR town:

NOVEMBER 30: Chadderton Floral Art Society, professional Christmas flower arranging demonstration at Trinity Methodist Church, Royton, 7pm for 7.30pm. Tickets available on the door at £7, including refreshments. DECEMBER 1: Delph Methodist Church, Christmas Fair, 10am to noon. Christmas gifts, bric-a-brac, toys, cakes, savouries, preserves. £1 including tea and coffee.

DECEMBER 1: Holy Trinity Church, Bardsley, Byrth Road, Bardsley. Christmas Fair, 11am to 2pm. Variety of stalls including tombola, home bake, gifts. Refreshments available.

DECEMBER 1: Hope Congregational Church, Skipton Street, Abbeyhills, Hope Singers' Christmas Concert, 7.30pm. Tickets £5, available on the door. Refreshments are available. DECEMBER 1: Mount Pleasant Mission, Lees Road, Oldham, Christmas Coffee Morning, 11am to 2pm, cafe and stalls. Free entry. Fundraiser for the Mission. DECEMBER 1: St Thomas' Church hall, Moorside, Christmas Fair. 11am to 3pm, Stalls include home bake, toys, gifts, Christmas items, chocolate/bottle tombolas, sweets, face painting and Santa's grotto, cafe, competitions. Entry is 50p for adults 20p for children.

DECEMBER 1: St Matthew's Church, Chadderton Hall Road, Coffee Morning, 10am to noon. Event in aid of Cancer Research.

DECEMBER 2: Oldham Age UK Christmas Carol Concert, 3pm, at George Street Chapel, 58 George Street. Freshly cooked three course meal served in festively decorated chapel. Licensed bar will be open. Adults concert with win £5, children with soft drink free, adults concert with meal £20, children concert and meal £5. Booking at, email, tel 0161 633 0213.

DECEMBER 4: Jumble sale, St Michael's Church, Warren Lane, 10am. Proceeds to church community feeding programme for homeless and needy.

DECEMBER 4: Oldham Age UK, Christmas Wreath Making, 7pm to 9pm at George Street Chapel, 58 George Street. Friendly and festive tutorial in the stunning surrounds of the grade II-listed chapel, including Christmassy refreshments. Licensed bar also open. £25 per person.

DECEMBER 7: Opening launch of Oldham Parish Church's Christmas Tree Festival, at 7pm, which runs until December 16. Sixty decorated trees to browse and be inspired by, refreshments available through out the festival. (December8, 9.30am - 4pm; December 9, noon-4pm; December 10-14, 10am-4pm; December 15, 9.30am- 4pm; December 16, noon-3.30pm. Festival Ends with a Service of 9 Lessons and carols at 4pm. DECEMBER 8: St Gabriel's Church, Greenhill Road, Christmas Fair, 11am to 3pm. Santa's grotto, tombola, and a variety of stalls, including cafe. Entry is free.

DECEMBER 9: The Samantha Jones Trust Sunday Market, at Uppermill Civic Hall, Saddleworth, 10am-3pm. Stall including food produce, new goods, crafts, nail bar and brow bar plus a cafe serving breakfast, lunches and refreshments in support of the local children’s cancer charity. Free admission and parking available.

DECEMBER 11: Saddleworth Floral Art present a floral demonstration by Kate Russell of Spital, Wirral at Friezland Church Hall, Greenfield, 7.30pm. Her title is Sparkle and Sprouts. All welcome, £6. DECEMBER 11: Delph Methodist Church, Carol Concert, 7pm. DECEMBER 15: St Thomas' Church hall, Moorside. Messy Church crafts and Christingle preparation, 10am to noon. Face painting and stories, plus some decorating making and other crafts. DECEMBER 16: St Thomas' Church, Moorside, Christingle Service in aid of the Children's Society, 3pm to 4pm. Children will receive Christingle oranges prepared at the previous day's Messy Church.

DECEMBER 18: 'It's not Rocket Science' Christmas Quiz at Springhead Liberal Club, 8.30pm, £3 per person including raffle and stand up bingo. On behalf of Dr Kershaws and Oldham Branch of the MS Society. DECEMBER 23: Delph Methodist Church, no morning service, Carols by Candlelight, 6pm, led by Rev G Ridley, followed by coffee and mince pies. No morning service. DECEMBER 23: St Thomas' Church, Moorside, 10.30am to 11.45am, Eucharist service includes the Nativity play performed by Sunday School children. DECEMBER 23: St Thomas' Church, Moorside, service with readings by candlelight, 6.30pm to 8pm.

DECEMBER 24: St Thomas' Church, Moorside, midnight Eucharist service, 11.30pm to 12.30am. DECEMBER 25: St Thomas' Church, Moorside, Christmas Day family eucharist service, 10.30am to 11.30am.