KILWINNING’S ‘Matchstick man’ has travelled to Germany to see one of his amazing creations in its new home.

Jim Miller and his wife Janet went to Germany on holiday last month and took the opportunity to visit the Ahrensfelde Church, near Berlin to see Jim’s matchstick model of the church.

Jim, of Underwood in Kilwinning, made the model two years ago, but was unable to travel to hand deliver it at the time.

Instead the talented artist posted the model overseas and it was gifted to the Ahrensfelde congregation.

But last month Jim and Janet went on a coach tour of Germany and realised that, during their trip they were staying just a 20 minute drive away from the church and were delighted to be able to go along and pay a visit.

Jim said: “It was a lovely evening at the Church with a few members who had come along and I saw my church model in situ. The evening ended with a glass of wine and Jorg-Arno, the Session Clerk, picking up his guitar and all of us singing “Auld Lang Syne. It was a lovely memory of our visit to Ahrensfelde.”