A community came together to celebrate 150 years of a village church.

Tushingham Church’s special birthday was marked by a weekend of events that all members of the community got involved in.

The celebrations started with a dance at the Bell Farm which raised a hugely successful £458.80 which will go towards the upkeep of Old St. Chad's Chapel.

The following day there was a photograph exhibition, with contributions from Tushingham School and other church memorabilia.

For most of the day, the church bells were rung as the chapel was open for visitors before the church hosted its main celebration a day later.

A service was officiated by the Reverend Stephen Walton who was joined by the Bishop of Chester and the Reverend Paul Winchester, a former vicar of Tushingham who both took part in the service.

And the children of Tushingham School didn’t miss out, making sure the church was decorated for the occasion.

Afterwards, the congregation enjoyed tea in a marquee at Tushingham School where the Bishop met with people.

Churchwarden Peter Moore-Dutton said the celebrations were a big success.

“The idea of a celebration was inspired by Jackie Dawson, the church's organist for many years and many of the parishioners made huge contributions to the success of the celebrations.

“Thanks must go to everyone involved.”