The congregation of a historic church are coming ‘home’ following its £250,000 refurbishment.

Members of Gomersal Methodist Church, known as ‘Pork Pie chapel’ due to its circular shape, will hold their first service tomorrow following the completion of the 14 month-long project.

Wendy Jagger, property steward and fundraiser, said weather-proofing the roof cost £77,000 and the discovery of dry rot on the church’s south wall cost a further £30,000.

“It was built in 1827 so the ravages of time had taken their toll,” she said.

As well as providing a kitchen and toilets, the work has also provided a meeting room which will be available for hire.