An Ipswich venue is gearing up to help shoppers buy more sustainable gifts this year for the first time.

St Stephen's Church near the Buttermarket in Ipswich has announced that it will be hosting a Christmas vintage and maker's market for the first time on Sunday, December 3.

The church was recently granted a new premises license by the council, meaning that it can serve alcohol, and mulled wine and beer will be flowing at the market.

The post on Instagram has promised that "independent makers, festive craft workshops, second-hand clothes, @hex_record_shop, DJs, coffee, beer and even mulled wine" will be available to browse on the day, all in the traditional and festive setting of the church. 

Entry into the event will be free and the venue will be open from 11am to 5pm for those looking to pop in while Christmas shopping.