A church has opened its doors in Huntingdon and is extending a welcome to people living in the area.

Christ Church does not have its own building but will use the main hall at St Peter's School for its Sunday services.

The church's new minister, Rev Charlie Newcombe said he wanted to reach out to people from all walks of life.

He said: "We are so excited about starting this new church for Huntingdon. We will be working hard to make it friendly, informal and accessible to all people from the Huntingdon area, especially if you don't feel you are religious or haven't set foot in a church for years.

"We hope that people will feel free to come and try us out, and discover with us how relevant and positive the message of the Bible is for our everyday lives."

The new church is an initiative of the Diocese of Ely in partnership with the Church of St Andrew the Great, Cambridge, a church that has already established a number of churches in and around Cambridge. The Rev Newcombe and some of the team have moved from Cambridge for the launch.

The Right Rev, Stephen Conway, Bishop of Ely, formally launched Christ Church at a service at St Peter's School on September 9.

David Casey, one of the leadership team, said: "Huntingdon is a fast-growing and very diverse town, Christ Church reflects a response to that growth and diversity with a focus on sharing the good news of Christ with every section of the wider community."

He added: "Christ Church represents the Church of England and it's founding principles in the Bible, responding to a need with a love of Christ and a commitment to the whole community."

Services are at 10.30am on Sundays and other activities are being arranged during the week.

INFO: email: revcharlienewc@gmail.com or online: www.christchurchhuntingdon.co.uk.