TV and radio personality Zoe Ball officially cut the ribbon to unveil the progress made on a church's new extension.

The star was at the Church of the Transfiguration, in Pyecombe, on Saturday to mark the event as part of the Pyecombe's village weekend and flower festival.

During her visit, Zoe also did an impromptu piece of conducting with the Mid Sussex Brass Band.

The extension has been designed to complement the historic church’s architecture. It means that once fully completed, the church will be a hub for community life, offering users and visitors facilities including a kitchen, storage space and a toilet with disabled access.

In addition to services, the church is used as a venue for village meetings and events.

Funding for the £138,000 project is still coming in from various grants and the church’s own fundraising activities. Reverend Caroline Currer, from the church, said: “The flower festival is the highlight of the year so it seemed a good time to celebrate the work being done, which will soon be nearing completion.

“We now have only about £14,000 left to raise, and are very grateful to all those who have supported the project in any way.”