A FACELIFT for a village church has been completed.
St Mary's Church in Honley has been transformed over the last 14 weeks.
And parishioners returned to the building to celebrate the work. They met at Southgate Theatre while the work went on.
Honley Vicar the Rev David Barnes said it was a complete transformation.
He added: "The plaster was peeling and it was a mess.
"But all credit goes to the care and attention of the architect and contractors for the project. We have had lots of positive comments and feedback and none negative."
The church, which celebrated its 500th anniversary in 2003, has undergone replastering and painting.
Over the last four years, churchgoers have raised the £80,000 needed for the work.
Architect Helen Price and John Keogh, managing director of contractors Anderson Marriott, attended the celebration service.
After the service they talked about the work.
Another celebration event is planned for later in the year.
The work was part of continuing refurbishment of the church.
The work has included new toilets and an access ramp for the disabled.