A Christmas tree festival has again broken its own record for the number of trees in a church.
St Mary’s in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire hosted 1,378 specimens, 124 more than last year -which is the then largest in the country.
The festival, which raised £20,000 (NZ$36,000) for charity in 2015, started with 100 trees 14 years ago.
This year’s festival will raise money for Home-Start and for the restoration of the church which will take most of 2017.
Each tree is made by schools, community groups, organisations and companies from around Melton and further afield including one from the USA.
Not all the trees are real with one made of miniature beds and another of a rotating ladder and twisted metal.