A MULTI-FAITH service took place at the Padiham Unitarian Church.

Members of the Jewish and Sufi Muslim communities gathered for a worship programme that included prayers, songs from both faiths, as well as Christian hymns.

Leaders of the joint service included Rev Shannon Ledbetter, Rev Jim Corrigall and Rabbi Ariel Abel.

Tributes were paid to the victims of the shootings at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, USA, a minutes silence was held in their memory and candles were lit.

Rev Corrigall said: "We were honoured that Rabbi Ariel Abel and members of his congregation joined us this year. "We’ve had successful joint services with Sufi Muslims at our chapel for the past several years, but this was the first led by three different faiths."