ST John's Church in Gourock is holding its next free 'bowl and blether' event today.

The aim of the regular gatherings is to welcome people to the church, attempt to reduce social isolation and provide a dependable place to be at the same time each month, especially for people who may be back in company for this first time since the pandemic lockdowns.

People of all ages attend and newcomers will be made very welcome

Doors open at 11.30am and soup will be served between noon and 1.30pm.