A tiny church in the Lake District is bursting with a congregation 5,000 strong as part of a community art project.

The Methodist Church in the Square at Hawkshead will be filled to bursting with thousands of small salt dough figures throughout May.

The art project aims to use these salt dough people to remind everyone of the story where Jesus fed 5,000 on a hillside despite having only a tiny amount of food available.

Despite the crowd, there will still be space available for visitors to sit and reflect.

The salt dough figures were created in the north of Cumbria in 2018 as part of the Moving Mountains series of events put on by churches across Cumbria.

The display will include Christian Aid Week and discussions of the needs of others around the world today and the opportunities we have to help them.

All donations made in the chapel throughout May will be donated to Christian Aid Week.