VISITORS from South Africa will feature in a special week of events at a Hoddlesden church next week.

The Mission Possible programme has been organised by St Paul’s Church. It starts on Monday and continues until the next Monday.

The week starts with songs of praise at the church from 6pm on Monday, followed by refreshments in the Carus Centre.

The visitors from South Africa will be present on Tuesday, when they will take part in a discussion at St Paul’s Church on what it means to be a woman in South Africa today. This is described as an event for women of all ages.

On Wednesday there will be fun events especially suitable for families at the special South African Messy church from 3.30pm.

The South African theme continues two days later at Hoddlesden School, which is staging a Scalextric night. A map of South Africa is being built in Scalextric track at the church and racing will be enjoyed.

Friday will be film night, with a screening of ‘A Street Cat Called Bob’, which starts at 7pm and continues until 9.30pm.

On Saturday the village carnival will take place from 2pm in the school grounds. It will be followed by a ceilidh from 5pm featuring Frolicking Pete and the Fumbling Fingers.

A church spokesman said: “All events are free and we hope you will agree that there is something for everyone.”