People will gather at Workington's Holy Trinity Church in Northside for its last ever service on Sunday.

The building will close on Monday and has been out of use for about a year.

Services were suspended following the harvest festival service which took place on Sunday, September 27 last year.

Northside Parochial Church Council has decided to close the church, which is about 100 years old.

Falling congregation numbers and heating problems costing tens of thousands of pounds to fix are the reasons behind the closure.

The final service will be a normal Sunday morning service, but will take place at 2.30pm and the Bishop of Carlisle, James Newcome, will attend.

Rev Ian Grainger, who has been the church's vicar since 2002, said: "I've got good memories of a small, but very loyal and hard-working congregation.

"But support has not been forthcoming and inevitably this is where we are. We're facing expenditure that we just can't justify.

"It will be a sad day and a lot of people will have good memories, but sadly the building is no longer functional."

The church will become the responsibility of the Diocese of Carlisle, but is unknown yet what will become of the building.

The service is open to everyone.

A church service will take place at Northside Community Centre on the third Monday of every month.