An Ipswich church has joined a number of others around the country to allow dogs inside the building.

St Mary Le Tower, Ipswich's town and civic church will welcome dogs both for visiting and during church services.

Dogs must be on a lead at all times, owners must clean up after their dogs and they should be well-behaved and not disturb other visitors or worshippers.

Ipswich Star: Reverend Tom Mumford with Wolsey at the churchReverend Tom Mumford with Wolsey at the church (Image: Tom Mumford)

The Reverend Tom Mumford said: "Dogs aren't possessions but members of your family, and for many people, their dog goes wherever they do.

"After a bumper summer of visitors, and many asking if their dogs could come in too, I wanted to make it official that the Tower is a dog-friendly church."

As well as this, the church will also make water stations and treats available for the dogs.