The last service to ever be held at Carnkie Methodist Church will take place next Sunday, August 22.

The closure of the chapel at Carnkie near Wendron was "reluctantly but unanimously" agreed by the church council last February, said Rev Andrew Hill, superintendent minister in the Helston Circuit and Carnkie minister at for the last 11 years.

A final service has now been planned for 3pm on August 22, led by Rev Hill.

He said: "As well as the regular congregation we hope that friends from the local community and from neighbouring chapels and churches will want to share in the service."

Rev Hill said anyone who had links with the church in the past would be especially welcome and encouraged anyone who was baptised or married there, or used to be a choir member, to go along and show their support.

"Inevitably there will be sadness, especially for those members who have worshipped at the chapel for many years. However we hope that the service will also be a time to celebrate with joy more than 100 years of witness and service in the local community," he added.

Following the service there will be a Cornish tea provided by members and friends, giving the opportunity for people to share their memories.