A CHURCH in Seaton will hold it's final service on Sunday February 16.

Seaton Methodist Chapel will close it's doors after a service at 11am on Sunday February 16.

Churchgoer Joan Armstrong said: "Everybody is welcome. There will be refreshments afterwards with shared memories of the church. It's a very sad day because I've been going there since I was three."

John Wesley, the founder of Methodism visited the village in 1757. The special service will celebrate the history of the church which was the only place of worship in the village when it was built.

Joan said: "We're hoping that people will come because it's the last one, it's very sad but that's how it goes."

Seaton Methodist Church is forced to close later this month due to falling numbers of its congregation.

She said: "It it 160 years old this year. The building needs a lot of work done on it to bring it to standard."