A parish church in the Roe Valley Country Park in Co Londonderry will this afternoon put out the welcome mat for visitors.
Carrick Church of Ireland near Limavady holds an open day as part of a celebration of significant £160,000 refurbishment work recently carried out.
Built in 1846, the little church stands on a cliff edge, in a picturesque location high above a wooded gorge on the River Roe, three miles south of Limavady, on the Ballyquin Road.
The open day is an opportunity for members of the community to visit the church and see the renovations. The refurbishment includes reroofing the church, extending the vestry as well as improving disability facilities. It has been no small undertaking for a parish of 60 families.
The rector, Canon David Ferry, said: “We are celebrating a significant achievement in our small parish.”
Alongside support from the local community, the parish also received help from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other funders.
A spokesman for Derry and Raphoe Church of Ireland diocese said: “The success of Carrick Parish Church in completing this refurbishment is an illustration of what teamwork can achieve. The open door is a statement of one of the values we hold dear – an open door to all.”