A CHRISTIAN church opened its doors to the whole of its community yesterday by inviting it to an Abba sing-along session.

The Avenue Methodist Church in Rutland Avenue, Castlefield, sent out invitations to community members, regardless of religion, for screenings of the musical movie Mamma Mia! on Saturday.

However, due to space limitations the special event was by invitation only to Castlefield residents.

Ruth Shepherd, deacon of the church, said yesterday: "We believe God loves and welcomes everyone so we try to behave like that as a church - we thought people of all ages would enjoy the film - we want to see our community having fun."