This year the festival ran from July 1st to the 17th Huge thanks to the flower arranging team for filling the church with beautiful flowers throughout these two festivals.
The Nativity of Saint John The Baptist is the 24th June. The church was decorated with lots of flowers for our special day which was celebrated on Sunday 26th.
On the same day the Lady Chapel flowers were arranged by Brenda Alleyne in loving memory of her dear father Clayton Cumberbatch.
These flowers were given by Liz Malafronte in loving memory of her grandfather, Sgt. George Draper, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. A veteran of the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1st July 1916.
On Sunday 10th July there was a special service of remembrance and thanksgiving for a former curate of this church – Rev George Parry. John Wilson asked me to arrange flowers in his memory for this occasion. I included roses and alstromarias in the regimental colours.
John and Alix’s wedding ceremony took place at St John’s on Saturday 16th July. Alix’s favourite colours and flowers were included [orange and yellow gerberas] in the two arrangements either side of the sanctuary steps.
For Sunday 17th July the High Altar flowers were arranged by Rasheedat Ogunbambi in loving memory of her dear father.
On the same day the font flowers were given by John Wilson in memory of his parents Iris and Cliff on the anniversary of their wedding day.
On Sunday 24th July Frances provided flowers for the High Altar in memory of her mother Charlotte. These were beautifully arranged by Brenda.
The High Altar flowers for the 31st July were in loving memory of Liz’s Grandmother, Doris Draper. Liz asked me to include white roses that week. [Yorkshire Day – 1st August]
The flowers on the font for the 31st July were arranged by Liz Malafronte for her and Enzo’s wedding anniversary.
The Lady Chapel flowers were arranged by Chelsea for her friend Lyn.
With the support and generosity of church members we will again be able to display extra flower arrangements around the church for the three main events and festivals in September and October - Car Free Day – 4th September, Michaelmas Fair – 24th September and Harvest Festival coming up on 9th October.]
Between us we make sure there are fresh flowers on the High Altar and the Lady Chapel Altar every week as well as arranging requested memorial or celebration flowers. Please let me know if you would like flowers in church for a special occasion.
Thank you so much,