“Flowers are admissible into our temples on all occasions as the fairest and most beautiful works of the Great Creator; they breathe only of purity, sweetness and truth – while they teach lessons of peace, contentment and humility to us all.” Furbridge 1875.
We have eighteen ladies on our flower rota who arrange flowers weekly during the summer months and fortnightly from Harvest to Easter. There are no flowers in Advent or Lent. For church festivals, i.e. Easter, Harvest and Christmas, the whole Church is filled with flowers and foliage.
Some arrangers are beginners, others very experienced, but there are opportunities for all who love flowers to get involved in one way or another, whether creating a large pedestal or putting a few flowers or fruits or vegetables on a window ledge.
There is an area at the back of the church for keeping our flower arranging necessities such as containers and oasis, with a sink and storage shelves.
We are always looking for more people to come and help whether experienced or not.
Every few years we hold a flower Festival, to raise funds for local charities as well as the Church. Here are some examples in our festivals:
“Flowers are arranged in churches to make a more beautiful setting for the acts of worship. They bring life and colour to the church and are a continual reminder of the wonder of the natural world created by God, inspiring worship.” Jean Taylor ‘Flowers in Church’ 1990.