A CHURCH which has undergone extensive alterations has created an area for art and crafts groups.

Moorland Art Club were first to use the new space at All Saints Church in Helmsley, staging their annual exhibition there and raising £700 for the church.

Reverend Tim Robinson said: “We are very grateful for this donation. The church area is an excellent space for staging various types of exhibitions and we would love to hear from anyone who is interested.” For details, phone Rev Tim Robinson on 01439 770893.

Moorland Art Club s always looking for new members. Phone club secretary Chris Pearson on 01751 473815 for information.