A BUSY year of celebrations will draw to a close in style as Port Glasgow New Parish Church rounds off its 200th anniversary with a spectacular evening of music.

The historic church is set to welcome a number of performers at the concert on November 24 – including Riverside Youth Band.

Led by musical director Mark Good, the band is a multi-time Scottish youth champion and promises a programme of music to entertain all the family.

Also performing on the evening will be Mark Robertson, the church's organist, who will sing as well as conducting the church's choir.

Guitarist and RCS Junior Conservatoire student Thomas Williams and flautist Grace Hart – both pupils at Port Glasgow High School – will also take to the stage.

Greenock Telegraph: Thomas WilliamsThomas Williams (Image: Riverside Youth Band)

Looking ahead to the evening, Rev William Boyle commented: "Port Glasgow New Parish Church aims to be at the heart of our wonderful local community.

“As our 200th anniversary year nears the end, we felt it was only appropriate to round it off in style by showcasing many of the talented musicians who are part of our church family.

"We look forward to welcoming people for what promises to be a fantastic evening."

The concert comes following a busy year of celebrations for Port Glasgow New Parish Church, which was built as Port Glasgow Parish Church, before becoming St Andrew's and latterly Port Glasgow New Parish after merging with St Martin's.

Greenock Telegraph: Port Glasgow New Parish ChurchPort Glasgow New Parish Church (Image: Newsquest)

Earlier this year, the church welcomed the then moderator of the general assembly of the Church of Scotland, Rt Rev Dr Iain Greenshields.

Celebrations also included praise in the park events, a flower festival and a history exhibition featuring fascinating memorabilia relating to the church and those that have fed into it.

Entry to the concert is free, with tea, coffee and biscuits being served in the large hall afterwards.