THE Lent Lunches held in Stanwell Road Baptist Church Hall on Fridays throughout Lent have been heralded a great success.

Churches from all denominations worked together to put on a series of lunches to raise money for Christian Aid, who work to fight poverty in some of the most deprived areas around the world.

Baptists of Stanwell Road and Catholics from St Joseph's Church have shared in the preparation, cooking and the serving of meals, which have included a wide variety of soups, bread rolls and cheese.

Friday, March 23 saw the Baptists of Tabernacle join with the Anglicans of All Saints to bring this year's lunches to a successful conclusion.

More than £400 has been raised from each event in support of the Christian Aid cause.

The churches continued their work together as they joined the Penarth Cytûn March of Witness on Good Friday, where the Rev. Canon Peter Cox, chairman of Penarth Cytûn, led a short service.

And they will join together once more this weekend, as the Sonrise Service, again led by Rev. Canon Peter Cox, takes place on Easter Sunday at 6.30am.

The people of Penarth are invited to join the service, as the churches celebrate the meaning of Easter side by side.