TWO of England’s most esteemed writers are being brought back to life for a special service at Brook Street Chapel.

The church is celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens on Sunday with a ‘talking heads’ performance.

Charles Dickens had a close working relationship with Cranford author Elizabeth Gaskell, who is buried at the chapel.

Gordon and Veronica Walker will be playing the parts of the two writers for an imagined conversation in full period dress at 11am.

With Dickens still firmly in mind, Brook Street Chapel is holding a Victorian Christmas concert with Opus 5 on Friday, December 7.