Flower Festival 2023

The theme for our 59th Festival is “Numbers.”

There are many times when a number is used in the Bible and we have chosen 26 to portray around the church, using the Bible story to bring to light our faith. These include ‘70 Times 7’, ‘30 pieces of silver’, ’The 10 Commandments’, ‘No-one Can Serve 2 Masters’ and ‘1 God’.

We will continue to do our best and do our best for our environment, so again this year we will be hoping to obtain more flowers locally as well as using pot plants. We will also be trying to use less floristry foam. Some of us remember the early years when there was nothing like that and it was all jam jars and chicken wire!

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 26th  August    11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Sunday 27th August       10.30 a.m. Holy Communion

Sunday   27th August    12.00 p.m. to .6.00 p.m.

Monday  28th August     11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Monday  28th 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. There is also a quiz.

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.