A community gospel choir raised the roof at a church in St Albans during a concert on Sunday.

The London Community Gospel Choir hosted a concert in St Paul’s Church to mark the choir’s 30th birthday.

The Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Lady Verulam, attended and gave thanks before the choir led the congregation in a rendition of the national anthem.

Canon Tony Hurle, vicar of the church in Blandford Road said: "We’re delighted to welcome the London Community Gospel Choir back to St Paul’s to celebrate their 30 years of praising God in song."

The Rev Bazil Meade, leader and founder of the choir, also spoke about the launch of the Bazil Meade Gospel Academy which will be piloted in St Albans, an opportunity for the public to come along and learn how to sing gospel music.

The choir will raise funds for the mayor of St Albans' nominated charity, The Living Room.