Everyone united in a celebration of summer at the weekend.

The fete, organised and run for free by St Andrew's Church, provided stalls, competitions and activities for parents and children to enjoy, including face painting, fancy dress competitions, drum workshops and a knobbly knee contest for men.

Held at Halstead Public Gardens last Saturday, the event also featured live music from the Exaltation! Gospel Choir, the Ignite Band and James Abbott who were all well received by the crowds.