The sun shone over a thousand worshippers from local churches who took their services out onto The Rye at the weekend for Love Wycombe.

More than 50 churches were represented at the open-air service which included a live band and choir, on Sunday, May 20.

There were bouncy castles for children and a large number of Bucks charities, including One Can Trust foodbank, brought stands to promote their work.

The service was led by leaders and children from different churches and included music, drama, prayers and a talk from David Price from Wooburn Green Community Church.

Steve Baker MP, who enjoyed the event, said: “Love Wycombe is a wonderful event for our town.

"No one could fail to be uplifted when they come out and see the good works that are being done by the foodbank, the Wycombe Homeless Connection, and all of the other charities represented here today who are reaching out to people in need where they are, standing with them and helping them."

Heather Stanley from the One Can Trust foodbank added: “People in churches in the town already do so much for the foodbank, collecting donations and raising money.

"Today gave us the opportunity to speak to people about the increasing need facing our town and it was inspiring to find so many people who wanted to find out how they can do more to help.”

Richard Peters from the Christian charity, The Encounter Trust, who organised the event, said: “Today was an opportunity for Christians from across the town to meet in this beautiful place, sharing time with each other and finding out more about the amazing charities and groups who serve the town.

"Our vision is for Christians from all kinds of churches to come together with one voice, in unity, to show our love for the town, to celebrate the work already being done and to help people find out how they can do more.”