This was the remarkable scene as Britain’s smallest church held its only annual service – with most of the congregation spilling outside.
More than 50 people showed up at Bremilham Church near Malmesbury, Wilts., which measures just 4m (13ft 1ins) x 3.4m (11ft 1ins).
But the building is so small that only the organist and vicar could fit inside – leaving the rest of the flock sitting outside in the glorious Bank Holiday sunshine.
Reverend Christopher Bryan conducted the 30-minute service, which was held to honour the start of the annual Rogationtide growing season.
The reverend said: “The church is so small you can only really fit the organist and the vicar inside, and even I had to stand in the doorway.
“It was great fun, particularly as the weather was good. You’re stood on a little hill in the middle of glorious farmland.”
The church, which was consecrated 30 years ago, has a single pew, which can seat just four people.
Afterwards there was a small party organised by the church’s owner, Bindy Collins, who lives on the Cowage Farm.
She said: “We have to pay for the upkeep of the church, it’s in the deeds of the farm, but we like to keep it as a church.
“Both of our children were christened there. My youngest grandchild was christened there in 1992 and my husband was buried there.”