THE FLOWER GROUP 2017
Easter, Harvest and Christmas once again allowed us to further indulge in flowers to decorate our beautiful Church.
After the period of Lent, we were delighted to adorn the Altar with flowers for Easter Sunday. Harvest also was a beautiful reflection of the beauty of the earth with produce, flowers and straw work decorating pillars and pews alike.
Christmas was once again a very busy time for the Flower Ladies, with the Christmas Fayre and Cynthia's Coffee Morning being combined. We began our planning for Christmas in October in order to have dried arrangements ready. Once again the “trouble” was that as fast as we were making arrangements for the fayre, we were selling them, our stock never seemed to increase. What a lovely problem. However we did eventually put in extra time and come the day we had sold over 50 arrangements both for table decorations and grave wreaths.
As usual throughout the year we decorated the Church for various weddings, usually with hearts and bows on pew ends, all of which we love to do.
Our team of five, namely Sheila Murphy, Fay Bailes, Betty Stanley and Margaret Powis and now Bernard Brown we all meet on Friday morning and as well as flowers, we have a lovely sociable time. We have a cup of tea, a cake and a chat and we have quite a few people dropping in to join us. You don’t have to be a flower arranger just call in. We meet at around 9.30am every Friday morning (not in Lent) throughout the year.
All of the above is only possible because of the generous donations received through the year and we are truly grateful and blessed with your kindness in giving us the opportunity to arrange beautiful flowers in our beautiful Church.
We have a rota for people to donate money towards flowers on an anniversary etc. and if you would like flowers in church for this special occasion please telephone the Parish Office (01543 686111) for more information.