A CRAFT and plant sale will be held at the oldest religious building in town next weekend to help raise funds for its repair.

Stourbridge Quaker Meeting House in Scotts Road is holding the event on Saturday July 21 from 10am to 4pm.

Handcrafted items will be on sale along with plants, cakes and refreshments.

All money raised will go towards a £40,000 building fund which was set up in January to help pay for vital repair work to fix rotten panelling, crumbling brickwork and damaged parts of the roof.

Most of the money has now been raised and much of the work carried out but a few extra pounds are still needed to help maintain the building, built in 1689, for future generations.

The historic building has been used by Stourbridge Quakers for 323 years; it is also regularly used by community groups.

After the plant sale, it will next open to the public on Sunday September 9 from 11am - as part of the Heritage Open Day scheme.