Radlett Reform Synagogue marked its golden anniversary with a special service that coincided with the first night of Chanukah.

President Barry Hyman and Rabbi Paul Freedman were invited to talk about the history of the synagogue and its community, having initially began as Bushey Heath Reform Community in 1971.

Having moved to Radlett, the synagogue now has one of the largest reform communities in the country with more than 2,000 adults and children.

The event on Sunday, which marked the first night of the Jewish festival of Chanukah, saw a special prayer service followed by the traditional lighting of the first candle and a doughnut and latke tea.

Afterwards, attendees, which included past and present chairmen of the synagogue, gathered outside for a public lighting and songs by the synagogue choir.

Rabbi Freedman said: "It was a delight to honour our founder members this way. Due to the current restrictions we were only 100 or so but we hope to re-celebrate next year.

"If the Olympics can be delayed by a year so can we!"