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Sorcha Cusack opens church’s Christmas craft fayre

Father Brown actress is special guest as festive season begins

30 November, 2017 — By Steve Barnett

Sorcha Cusack opens the Christmas Craft Fayre at St Mary’s Church

THE mystery of where to find some extra-special gifts was quickly solved on Saturday when Sorcha Cusack opened the Christmas Craft Fayre at St Mary’s Church in Somers Town.

It was a setting that the Irish actress knows only too well – she plays Mrs Bridgette McCarthy in Father Brown, a BBC period drama about a crime-solving priest which, fittingly, is set in St Mary’s Church in the fictional Cotswold village of Kembleford.

Despite being a few minutes late on Saturday, “half-a-neighbour” Ms Cusack proved a big hit with the crowd when she arrived in Eversholt Street with Santa and his colourful elf.

“I’m very sorry to have kept you all out in the cold for so long,” she said. “I’m delighted to be here to cut the ribbon and open this wonderful Christmas fayre.”

Ms Cusack with Father Paschal Worton, and Tim and Ceri Thomas

Talking to the New Journal after letting everyone in to rummage through a host of stalls and play fun games, Ms Cusack added: “I’m half-a-neighbour. I live nearby half the time, and the other half I live in Kent. The church was having a coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support and they asked me if I’d mind coming along to open the fayre and I said I’d be delighted to.”

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