FORMER Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, will be in Pembrokeshire at the weekend to celebrate the tenth anniversary of an unusual church group in Tenby.

The Most Reverend Williams was given honorary membership of the Soupermen of St Mary's Church, Tenby when he conducted its 800th anniversary service in 2018.

This Sunday he will be re-visiting the historic church to lead the 10am sung eucharist service in celebration of the Soupermen - an all-male catering team who provide refreshments for parish occasions.

From a three-course meal to a Lenten lunch - and even extending their talents to catering for the Rector's wedding reception - the Soupermen were originally founded to put on a harvest supper at St Mary's.

"Since then, they've gone from strength to strength and have become an integral part of our church life," said the rector, Canon Andrew Grace.

"Welcoming the Most Reverend Williams to St Mary's again on Sunday is going to be a great occasion.

"He has a very busy schedule, but he said 'yes' right away when we asked him to conduct the service in honour of the Soupermen's anniversary.

"And I'm sure they will be providing him with something nice to eat afterwards!"

Parishioners from New Hedges, Gumfreston, Penally, St Julian's and St James', Manorbier will be joining the congregation for the service, which everyone is welcome to attend.