The Waterlooville church which has been magically transformed into a Christmas ice rink
A CHURCH in Waterlooville is celebrating a successful weekend after converting the church hall into an ice rink.
Cowplain Evangelical Church in Durley Avenue transformed the place of worship into a winter wonderland, with an ice rink for families to come and enjoy over the weekend.
The winter wonderland cost the church Â£4,000 to install.
Hundreds of people came through the doors, which Reverend Phill Brown hopes will help to spread '˜the true message of Christmas'.
He explained: '˜It's not a normal thing for a church to do, I realise that, but this is the third year we have done this and we love doing things like it for the community.
'˜We do lots of children's work and other things to get people coming into the church '“Â which helps them to get a feeling for what the true message of Christmas is about.
'˜WeÂ had lots of people come in over the weekend; lots of people booked and we had plenty more come through during the weekend too.'