A PACKED day of concerts was held to celebrate 100 years of a Bournemouth church.

The Winton One Day Music Festival saw performers playing on the hour from 11am to 8pm at St Luke’s Church on Saturday.

Father Robin Nash, parish priest at St Luke’s, welcomed the mayor of Bournemouth, Cllr Rodney Cooper and Mayoress Elaine Cooper.

Fr Nash said: “It’s a really fantastic occasion to be able to celebrate 100 years since the church was completed.

“We are absolutely delighted that so many different performers have come to help us make the celebration so special.”

Building actually began on St Luke’s in 1897 with the first stage completed in 1898 and the church was opened for public worship.

The festival was held to celebrate 100 years since the second stage of the project was finished and the church was completed.

The day was kicked off with a nearly full church enjoying singing by the pupils of St Luke’s School, including a rendition of the Teddy Bears’ Picnic song, complete with the children holding their own teddies.

There were cellists and organists throughout the day and St Luke’s Centenary Choir sang St Luke Passion by Bach at the end. The church in St Luke’s Road offers worship within the modern Anglican Catholic tradition.

And Andrew West, director of music, said music play’s a strong role there.

He said: “We have a strong choir which performs on a weekly basis. Music is an important part of the life of the church and that’s why we are celebrating the 100 years with a day filled with music.”