The theme for our 58th Festival is “Journey.” This was the theme that was originally chosen for 2020, but for obvious reasons did not take place and what a journey we have all travelled these last few years.
As in many areas of lives we too are trying to do the best for our environment, so we are hoping to obtain more flowers locally and trying to use less floristry foam. When we had our early festivals back in the 1960s it was very much jam jars and chicken wire. Foam and plastic containers were not around. We are also looking at other mediums i.e. flowers in their pots, use of dried flowers, printed flowers and cross stitch flowers.
People come to such events with ideas that are always considered, and we try to work them in whilst planning. However one area, probably the most difficult, is publicity. We are always pleased to have any help with this aspect for all church events. If you can help in any way it would be much appreciated. The best form of publicity that has been found to work is “Word of Mouth” Please do tell people!
The schedule is:
Saturday 27th August 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Sunday 28th August 12.00 p.m. to .6.00 p.m.
Monday 29th August 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Monday 29th August 5.30 p.m. Thanksgiving Service
As usual during these times there will be refreshments available in the annexe, which, if the weather is kind, can be enjoyed in the churchyard with views of the countryside. The produce stall will be in the churchyard, as will be displayed the Madeira cake that is being raffled.
On Monday afternoon Ansley Morris will be dancing, weather permitting in the churchyard, or in the church if wet.
As for many years, there will be an opportunity to lay a stone on the pile and leave your burdens, or put a flower in an arrangement as a thanksgiving, or place a prayer in the Prayer Jar. These prayers will be brought to God before the end of the festival.
Continuing our usual practice 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.”
We pray for God’s blessing as we prepare for this event.
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