STUNNING artwork will fill a historic church marking a significant milestone.

‘Art at St Mary’s’ gets under way next month at Haddington’s St Mary’s Parish Church.

The event, from May 12 to 14, is one of a number of key events marking the 50th anniversary of completion of the church’s restoration, and will include stained glass and ceramics, as well as painting in a range of styles.

The Rev Alison McDonald, minister at the church, was delighted to be hosting the exhibition.

She said: “We held a very successful similar event here a few years ago but obviously, with the Covid pandemic, we have not been able to repeat that until now.

“This is a very special year for St Mary’s and our congregation. The restoration that is being celebrated this year was a wonderful achievement and will be marked appropriately through the year.

“Hosting this art show is a reminder of the creativity that has always been at the heart of the St Mary’s community and we are delighted that there has been such a great take-up from a hugely talented group of artists.

“Funds raised from the Art at St Mary’s show will go towards the upkeep of our magnificent medieval building and the ongoing work of the church in our community.”

Among the artists whose work will be on show is Darren Woodhead, who lives in the town.

His painting Female Kingfisher Against Willow Greens has been selected to feature on the art show poster.

A flower festival will also be held during the show and there will be a cafe selling teas, coffees, home baking and light lunches.

Cards and prints – as well as paintings – will be on sale.

Admission is free; the exhibition is open 10am-4pm on Friday and Saturday, and 1-4pm on Sunday.