Heritage skills went on show when a historic landmark celebrated its rich heritage.

A host of crafters and carvers demonstrated their work at the first Heritage weekend staged at Bradford on Avon’s Christ Church on the weekend of Saturday, July 6.

The church welcomed visitors  from across the community and further afield, holding drop-in workshops, talks, and demonstrations for people of all ages.

Becky Strike, community outreach project officer, said: “We promoted this special event to  bring people from our community together as we celebrate the history of our beautiful Victorian building and churchyard.”

It comes as the Discover Christ Church! National Lottery Heritage-funded project continues its restoration.

The conservation work includes the newly repaired clock and spire, new energy-efficient lighting and will later see the church’s many wall paintings restored.

Alongside this programme of restoration, a vast range of heritage-themed activities have been taking place in the church.

The line-up included ‘have a go’ at stone carving, directed by local specialist stone carver Jem Hobbs, Time Tots archaeology in the churchyard for under 10’s, led by expert archaeologist Dr Emily Hellewell, and a history talk on the church by Christ Church’s Ann Chapman.