Flower Festival 2017 Report

02 Sep 17

 

The 2017 Flower Festival will be long remembered by those that took part as the year when the weather was absolutely perfect, warm, sunny and a gentle breeze for the whole of the event.

 

 

The theme of “Change” was portrayed in the 27 different displays and, as the Rev Mervin Roberts mentioned in his sermon during the Sunday Evensong service there were 27 different sermons in those 27 displays. 

 

Being without a vicar for the last 15 months things have been changed over that time with many different visiting people leading the service.

 

 

Things changed from last year, in 2016 we extremely busy on the Monday whereas this year it was the Saturday when we were particularly busy. 

 

  

As always we are very grateful to all those who help with this happy event by everyone doing “Their Bit”. There are so many that take part in their own different ways, from doing a lot of tidying in the churchyard, to helping with the cleaning, making masses of cakes, providing the vast quantity of produce, giving money to buy flowers and just praying for the event. 

 

 

The list is endless. To each and every one the people of Ansley Church. say a big THANK YOU.

 

   

Overall a few comments from our visitors book best portray the verbal comments that were received.

 

 

“Wonderful as ever” J E

 

“Beautiful, very well done, lovely work everyone.” A B

 

 

“Absolutely beautiful a lot of work gone into this.” N H.

 

 

“Stunning displays. Thank you.” B & J

 

 

“Love the way you have interpreted Biblical material – beautiful flowers and appreciated the Christian message.” C & A F

 

  

 “WelI done!! Inspiring and impressive. C & A B

 

  

“Very moving; I have been to many Art galleries and was Very. impressed by the Art here!! T P

 

 

The atmosphere that always accompanies our Flower Festivals did not change the friendship and fellowship that is created in both the working together and helping one another. Plus the meeting of returning and new visitors, and generally everyone doing their best to make the festival as rewarding as it has become.

  

The generosity of the many visitors has also made it a financial success, a total of over £3,740 was made for church funds, except for the £467.50 that will be given to the Nuneaton Hospital League of Friends and the same amount to the Acorn Children’s Hospice.

 

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