A magnificent profit of £5,468.73 was made which will go towards the large project of putting in a much-needed lavatory and putting the bells back into working order. The theme of the Festival was “Anniversaries” and the photos show some of the many arrangements, all done by people in the village and sponsored by local businesses. We are grateful to them all.
Teas and lunches were provided by a cheerful team of ladies over the week-end which proved very popular and John Rhodes’ honey was a sell-out!
Photos of the Flower Festival
It has been a few years since the last Flower Festival in Widdington.
When I remember making coffees and teas for the workforce as they created the most beautiful arrangements in the church. Nine years on, I am proud to say I have been promoted and now sit on the organising committee!
I don’t think anything can quite capture that wonderful over loading of the senses when you enter a church filled with the most heavenly flowers. The scent and sight of our beautiful St Mary’s with some magnificent displays is not to be missed. The festival this year will be taking place on the weekend
of the 13th and 14th of June and the theme for the flower arrangements is “Wedding Anniversaries” (paper, wood, cotton, silver, gold – for those who need a little reminder!)
You are also invited to view the beautiful gardens of Ken and Wendy Kemp of South Green handily situated near the Church so please do pop by and say hello.
After we have indulged your sense of sight and smell Anthony Gold would like to tempt your taste buds with an invitation for coffee, homemade cakes as well as cream teas and light lunches in the garden of School House (opposite the church). I know for certain they will be delicious as the catering is being arranged by Alix Avery and Chris Walton.
The grand opening of the flower festival will take place at the Church on Friday evening the 12th June with a talk by renowned speaker Barry Kaufmann-Wright on ‘Wildlife in the Garden’. This will be followed by drinks and canapés. If you would like to attend the talk tickets will be available nearer the time.
The festival is a free event but there will be buckets peppered around your walk in aid of St Mary’s Church so please come laden with heavy pockets and hopefully not umbrellas! For further information please feel free to call and chat.
Looking forward to seeing you.
Maggs Webb, Christine Rhodes and Sonia Whalley
Saturday 13th June 10.30 am to 6.30 pm Sunday 14th June 10.30 am to 4.30 pm