LADIES at Burley-in-Wharfedale Methodist Church have been busy during the past few months knitting hundreds of small angels.

The little figures were all blessed by the Rev Leslie Holmes during a service on Sunday, and will now have a number of important duties to fulfill during the Christmas period.

The first of these is at the Angels Delight Advent Festival at Burley Methodist Church on Saturday and Sunday, when they will form part of a large exhibition of work submitted by schools, nurseries and other organisations.

The church will be open all day on Saturday and on Sunday evening, with refreshments available to visitors, who will also be in the centre of the village enjoying the festive market and the Christmas lights switch-on.