A fun-day held at an Abbots Langley church was a "great community event" according to a member of the clergy.

Villagers had the chance to enjoy a fun-day, which included archery and a penalty shoot out, at St Lawrence Church, in Abbots Langley High Street on Saturday, August 9.

More than four hundred people attended the event, which started at 11am and was headlined by the Great Parish Bake Off.

Reverend David Warner, curate at St Lawrence Church, said: "The day went very well, it was a very good day. It was very busy. We made just over £900 for the church, which is really good, but it was just a great community event.

"The whole idea is to have a day of fun and games and people getting together.

"That was why it was held in front of the church, so that people can see it and then join in and it also reinforces where we see ourselves in the community."

As well as the bake off, where villagers had submitted cakes with references to the church, St Lawrence or Abbots Langley itself, there was also a bouncy castle, penalty shootout and archery.

Despite being the first time that the fun-day had included the bake-off, Rev Warner was delighted with how it went.

He said: "We also held the bake-off and that was a success. People got behind it and got involved."

Councillor Jane Lay, chairman of Abbots Langley Parish Council was involved in the judging of the cakes, which were available for purchase after the show.