A CRADLEY church's bell will toll tonight (Thursday) joining churches across the UK to show solidarity with France after the Notre Dame fire.

St Peter’s Parish Church in Church Road will ring its tenor bell for seven minutes at 7pm, as will churches across the country after the devastating fire that gutted Notre Dame Cathedral.

Rev Katryn Leclezio said: "Following the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, a bell will be tolled at St Peter's, Cradley, in solidarity with our friends at Notre Dame de Paris.

"Bells have been asked to ring at this time across the United Kingdom.

"All are welcome to join us at our Maundy Thursday Service following this at 7.30pm."

The church has a variety of Easter events - visit www.stpeterscradley.org for details.

On Easter morning (Sunday April 21) from 9 - 9.30am people are invited climb the church tower and help chime the bells.

On Good Friday there will be a children's workshop at 10am - children must be accompanied by an adult.