THESE images from our archives mark more than three decades since the major redevelopment of the Lion Walk United Reformed Church.

The 120-year-old church tower and spire remained from the earlier church but the major work, carried out by contractors Fairclough Buildings Anglian Division saw a new round building created as the main building.

The £2million scheme saw a 500-seat sanctuary built using a number of original features including the stained glass windows.

During the topping out ceremony in 1986 a new finial in the shape of a golden sphere was placed on the new church pinnacle.

The Rev Raymond Royston- Bishop was the first to lead the new church.