Crafty churchgoers have boosted kirk funds by staging the latest in a series of table-top sales.

Saturday’s event at Linwood Parish Church generated brisk business as home baking, hand-made greetings cards and much more caught the eyes of visitors keen to pick up a bargain.

The Reverend Eileen M. Ross, church minister, said: “The table-top sales are held on the last Saturday of every month and are an excellent way of raising funds.

“We charge stallholders £5 and they can sell items ranging from crafts to DVDs and books. Some people who are having a house clearout often bring items along to sell.”

The church, in Blackwood Avenue, is set to raise its profile by taking part in Renfrewshire Doors Open Weekend for the first time.

That event will be staged on September 2 and 3.

Eileen added: “Our church groups will be in attendance, demonstrating their activities, and community groups that use the hall will also be there.”

During school times, the busy church hosts a cafe in the hall every Friday morning, selling snacks, tea, coffee and juice.

Eileen has been minster at the current church building - which opened in 1965 - since October 2008.

The original building opened way back in 1860, on ground where a Tesco store now stands.

Eileen added: “We have a group of very hard-working volunteers who make all this fundraising possible and I am grateful to them for their efforts.”