A church is extending an invitation to the local community to encourage non-attenders back into the fold to see what transformations have been made.
St Margaret's Church, in Windsor Street, Uxbridge, lost much of its congregation 35 years ago, partly due to a damp and leaking building.
However, since then it has thrived, with around 350 adults and large numbers of children and young people attending its services and range of activities. These include a cafe, two parent and toddler groups, bereaved drop-in service, break-fast and lunch events.
On Sunday St Margaret's launched a week-long event, called Back To Church Week, where every member of the congregation is asked to bring a friend, neighbour or family member along.
It is the idea of vicar, The Reverend Andrew Sheard, who said: "I'm always hearing stories about how people have come back to church here and loved it. I'm convinced people will be surprised at just how much the church has changed.
"Whether it's a first time visit, or a return after some time, we're hoping people will discover church isn't as they thought or remember. And all can be assured of a welcome at any services."
* Back to Church Week continues with services tomorrow (Thursday) at 10:30am and Friday at 12:40pm. Further details from 01895 258766 or visit www.uxbridgeparish.org