St Andrew’s, Moretonhampstead, Flower Festival: 28th-30th June

~ A Celebration of Rural life ~

Come and visit what promises to be a splendid and colourful festival at the church. There will be about forty different exhibits prepared by local organisations and businesses, members of church flower teams from the area, and other flower arrangers. Entrance to the festival is free, with donations for church funds.

The opening hours are 10 am to 6 pm each day, and services will take place in St Andrew’s to launch and close the Festival. On Sunday evening there will be a peal of bells at 5.30 pm, after which a Service of Thanksgiving will be presided over by The Right Reverend Nick McKinnel, Bishop of Plymouth — see further below.

Morning coffees, light lunches and afternoon teas will be served in the Parish Hall each day between 10 am and 5 pm. All the food is home-made, and as locally sourced as possible.

Additional parking (for cars only) will be available for festival attendees at the old school yard on Green Hill, by kind permission of the owners.

Coffee Morning

On 22nd June, 10-11.30 am, there will be a coffee morning in aid of the Festival at the Community Club, and copies of the Flower Festival programme will be on sale: £1. There will also be a full schedule of the events at the festival including the musical entertainments on display.

Exhibit Arrangers

The exhibits can be arranged at the church on Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th between 9 am and 5 pm, and removed on Monday 1st July. If these times are not suitable for you, please contact Carol on 440445.

Stewards and Refreshment Helpers

If you are able to help, please complete the appropriate time (two-hour shifts) on the rota forms attached to clipboards at the back of the church

A Service of Blessing: 6 pm, Thursday 27th June

A special service will be held to launch the Flower Festival and to acknowledge all the hard work in putting it together.

A Service to give thanks for all who have organised the Flower Festival A service of thanksgiving will take place at 6 pm on Sunday 30th June, at which the Bishop of Plymouth, Nick McKinnel, will express on behalf of those gathered appreciation for those who have planned and organised the Festival, giving us all such pleasure. We will also hear former Moreton choirboy David England and singers who will be performing at the service.