MORE than £1,000 was raised at a Christmas bazaar held for St Mary’s Church in Axminster, it has been announced. 

Members of the Catholic group Axminster Catenians, who come from South Somerset, West Dorset and East Devon, helped reach the impressive total by running a stall at the event in the town’s Guildhall. To learn more about the group, visit 

Pictured are Axminster Catenians Bruce Kahn, Bill Stead, Bob Turpin as Santa Claus, and Bob Bannister.