Flower Festival 2016
08 Jun 16
Over the August Bank Holiday weekend the Church will be holding their 52nd Flower Festival. Every year there are minor changes to the event to move with the times. However the main event has remained constant over the years. How to tell others over and over that this is an event that can bring so much to those who visit: The messages portrayed in the flowers each speak to visitors in a different way, giving food for thought and contemplation.
Each year we have lovely messages written in our visitor’s book and here are a few
“An inspiring display, Beautifully created. Well done. Thank you.” AB Coventry
“Superb. One of your best.” JB Nuneaton
“Excellent, Very uplifting” ES
“Unbeatable Lovely” AW
For photographs of the 2015 festival please go to here.
Our objective of bringing the Christian message to all who visit by displaying flowers in our beautiful ancient church has been at the centre of every festival over the years, and this year will be no different.
The theme chosen for 2016 is “God’s Creation”, we have much to thank God for in this wonderful world that he has made for us. It is important that we take care of His Creation for this and future generations. The titles of the displays include “Give us this day our daily bread,” “A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit,” “I am the vine,” and “Daises are our silver buttercups or gold.”
The festival will open at 6 p.m. on Friday 28th and will be followed by a Service of Dedication at 7 p.m. The church will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The Sunday services will be 10.30 a.m. Holy Communion and 6.30 p.m. traditional Evensong.
The festival will close with a service and reading the prayers from the Prayer Jar at 6.30 p.m. on the Monday evening.
Throughout there will be an opportunity to place a stone leaving your burdens, place a flower for thanksgiving and bring prayer requests to God by placing them in a jar.
During the event there will be refreshments available in the annexe, a produce stall and as usual we will have a raffle for the Medeira cake.
Ansley Morris will be dancing on the Monday afternoon in the churchyard weather permitting, if it is inclement the dancing will be in the church.
As In previous years we will be supporting the Nuneaton Hospital League of Friends, and the Acorns Children’s Hospice as well as raising money for church funds. Entrance will be free, but we do say “Please place a gift here not only to thank God for the joy of the Flower Festival, but for all the joys that God has brought to you.”