WORSHIPPERS at a South Lakeland church have come up with an unusual focus for a commemorative calendar featuring – garden sheds.

Ulverston Parish Church, known as the church of the four ones because it was founded in 1111, celebrates its 900th anniversary next year and has published the curious collection of images to mark the occasion.

The 12 photos, taken by Colin Evans, capture a weird and wonderful range of uses for the structures, from one owned by a magician to another which is home to a man’s treasured train set.

The calendars, which are selling like hot cakes, have left many people scratching their heads in amusement about the the unconventional theme.

Helen Huck, a church member who has helped organise the project, said the calendar was the idea of church wardens Pete Howson and Peter Harrison, who have a good sense of humour and a keen interest in gardens.

“They were talking about how wonderful sheds are, and thought it would be quite a nice funny idea to feature sheds on our calendar,” she said. “When we spoke to other members we found there were many other people who owned sheds and there were quite a few unusual uses for the structures.

“One shed had a full train set in there and another person used it to store their magic equipment.

"We have some brick sheds and another which is a Wendy House for children.”

The calendars, which are priced £6.99 and are available from the church, The Bookshop at Tinners Rabbit and Cornerstone Books in Ulverston, will raise funds to replace the church roof.