THE oldest non-conformist Christian group in a Teesside town has celebrated its last service at a church that members have used for more than 130 years.

The Unitarian Church, in Wellington Street, Stockton, is soon to be demolished and replaced with a modern Meeting House.

The last service in the building, in March, was conducted jointly by the present chairman Peter Whitham and former chairwoman Edna Anderson.

Models of the church, which had been carved from one of the old pews, were handed out.

The congregation will meet in the adjoining schoolroom until demolition work starts.