Families are expected to gather at a congregational church this weekend for a harvest thanksgiving service in Tottington.

The Four Lane Ends Congregational Church on Harwood Road will hold their seasonal service on Sunday, September 10, at 2.30pm.

The church, which is situated on the border of Bury and Bolton, will provide refreshments after the service to anyone wanting to attend.

Elizabeth Forrest, a regular service attendee, said: “Many families who have attended Four Lane Ends over many years come back to our Church.

“My family have attended over many years, and this is my 'Forrest family church' and I attend regularly. 

“Everyone is made very welcome.”

She added: “The church has been generously supported by Tottington and Bury West Rotary Club for the new flooring in the Church Vestry which will be dedicated at this Service.”

Four Lane Ends Congregational Church was built in 1832 a plot of land that was donated by local landowner Mr Woodcock to help “save the souls of the local people” and give them a place to worship.

Wedding day history at church

The original building was extended in 1930 to include two classrooms, a cellar and kitchen area.