SONGS from around the world filled the hall of a Renfrew church at a festive celebration.

Renfrew North Parish Church was alive with the sound of music during a Christmas event hosted by volunteers at its community coffee bar.

The singalong is an annual highlight of the church’s social calender, attracting both churchgoers and other members of the community.

Volunteers were delighted to see the new hall jam-packed, with everyone enjoying the show, which had a theme of ‘songs around the world.’

The team from the coffee bar dressed up to represent various countries, such as Scotland, Spain, Germany and France, and sang themed songs.

As well as the festive entertainment, there were plenty of treats and hot drinks to keep spirits high during the performances.

Leader of the coffee bar, Gus Muchan, told The Gazette: “What started as coffee and cakes for our first event five years ago has since developed into a show as well.

“This year’s event was very popular. Initially, 120 chairs were put out but I then had to put out 30 extra, so there was around 150 people in attendance.

“As well as churchgoers, people from various community groups were there, such as the walking and swimming group from the nearby Victory Baths.

“Anyone from the community is welcome to pop along to the coffee bar for a cuppa and chat.”

The community coffee bar is open on Mondays to Fridays, from 10am until noon.

It will be open from today until December 29 and will then close for the New Year break before reopening on January 3.