AN OTLEY church is appealing for help to find its lost flock.

The Methodist Church is once again running a ‘find the sheep trail’ in the run-up to Christmas.

Residents are being asked to look out for the toy animals in shop windows around town - and to jot down their sightings in an Advent Sheep Trail leaflet.

The leaflets are available from Otley Library and Otley Courthouse and the church is asking people to hand in their completed forms in time for its Christingle Service - which the tiny flock will star in - on Christmas Eve.

Otley Methodist Church Minister Reverend Lesley Taylor, the Superintendent Minister of the Wharfedale and Aireborough Methodist Circuit, said: “Please tell us where the sheep are by filling in the leaflet and posting it in the box at the Walkergate entrance to the church.

“There will be a small prize for the leaflet with the most correct answers to be drawn out of the box on Christmas Eve.”