WORKS to improve access at St John's Methodist Church in Whitchurch have been unveiled.

The main aim of the build works have been to remove the steps leading up to the church and replace them with a more access friendly ramp.

Ground in front of the church doors has been leveled and the doors themselves have been replaced with glass, all in the name of improving accessibility.

The opening ceremony, which took place on Saturday, June 29, saw 99-year-old Reg Hall, cutting the ribbon.

This was witnessed by Shropshire councillor Peggy Mullock, as well as MP for Shropshire Owen Patterson. Former minister at the church Michael Parrott also shared some of his stories before the ribbon cutting took place.

The project has been managed by Jim Walwyn, who was delighted to see the years of hard work finally come into fruition.

"It's been a long haul but here we are now," said Jim.

"The church members are delighted. There's such a bright, inviting atmosphere now, this church is like a beacon on the hill.

"We can move onwards to the next chapter now. It's been a long time coming but I'm glad we're here."