A Chester church has been forging links with the community by working with a neighbouring school to set up foodbank collection points.
Churchwarden of St Oswald and St Thomas of Canterbury Church John Fryett and his wife Janice worked with children at the Chester Bluecoat Primary School to help disadvantaged youngsters.
The duo taught the pupils songs for the harvest thanksgiving service and during the offertory hymn the youngsters wheeled a shopping trolley loaded with food down the central aisle.
They also carried boxes and bags of food they had collected while congregation members also came forward with their gifts.
Members of the congregation were delighted by the children’s contribution to the service, which was also attended by their deputy headteacher Amanda Ellis-Rushton, and members of their families.
Father Robert Clack said: “This was a true service of thanksgiving.”