A SPRIGHTLY senior citizen celebrated her 100th birthday in style with help from her family and friends - and got a big surprise from her beloved church.

Jean Goodfellow, known as Jenny, has been a member of Greenock City Church since 1999.

She and her husband Gordon, who passed away in 2007, were two of the church's inaugural members.

Jenny has been missing her visits to the church during lockdown - so was thrilled when some of the congregation headed to her home in Greenock to serenade her outside her door as she reached her century.

Church pastor Ian Campbell said: "We had planned to do something in the church to celebrate but we obviously can't do that at the moment as we're not open again as yet.

"We just thought we would go up and see Jenny and sing happy birthday.

"All of her neighbours were out celebrating too.

"It was great to be there.

"We could tell that she was so pleased to see us."

Church members brought along cards, flowers and gifts and Jenny's sons - Gordon and Raymond - delivered them by hand.

Jenny was also treated to a birthday cake and was overwhelmed to receive her telegram from Her Majesty the Queen.

Raymond, who lives in Skelmorlie, sees his mum every couple of days and says she has always been very family orientated.

He's pleased that he and Gordon - who managed to make it over from his home in Spain in time to celebrate - were able to share in their mum's special day.

Raymond added: "She's a great mum and is fantastic for her age.

"She's been through a lot in her life and has stood up to everything.

"In the war, she had to go up the back of Greenock with her parents to shelter from the bombers.

"She can't get out at the moment as she's struggling with her mobility but she loves going to her church and going to Morrisons.

"Her 100th was a lovely day - the house is like Harley's now with the amount of flowers!"