St Andrew’s, Moretonhampstead, Flower & Craft Festival: 14th-16th June

ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL

Make a note in your diary to visit the Flower and Craft Exhibition at the Church in June!

There will be a wide range of exhibits, including many beautiful flower arrangements, models of buildings, tools, etc., knitted, crocheted and embroidered – items all contributed by local organisations and individuals of all ages.

The church will be open to the public from 10 am to 6 pm each day, and delicious light refreshments will be served at the back of the church between till 5 pm daily, while several musical performances have been booked to enhance the experience.

There will be a short service led by The Right Rev’d Nick McKinnel, the recently appointed Rector of the North Dartmoor Parishes, to bless the flowers on Thursday 13th, and another, led by our own Rector, Sue Sheppard, to close the Festival on Sunday 16th at 6 pm.

Full details of the exhibits and events are in the Festival Programme
which are on sale at the Information Centre and the Post Office at £1 a copy.

Admission to the Festival is free but donations towards the Church funds will be appreciated.

CRAFTS WITHIN THE CHURCH

There are also many handcrafted items on permanent display in the church, including some created before living memory – such as the stained glass windows, lectern, the rood screen and the font. More recent additions include the brightly-coloured cross-stitch hassocks hung in the central pews which were lovingly sewn to commemorate local people and organisations – here are two of them:.

There is also a framed cross-stitch tapestry prepared by children and staff from Moreton Primary School and others in 1985 which is hung to the left of the door to the bell tower.
Are you one of the schoolchildren listed or do you remember them?

The organisers and exhibitors look forward to seeing everyone at the festival!