Flower festival helps church celebration

PUBLISHED: 15:00 14 July 2015

Organiser Margaret Gosling with the Harvest display. Photo by Jeremy Long.

Organiser Margaret Gosling with the Harvest display. Photo by Jeremy Long.

JCL PHOTOGRAPHY

A TWO-DAY flower festival was held in Congresbury to mark a very important anniversary.

Jenny Edwards with the St Congar display. Photo by Jeremy Long.Jenny Edwards with the St Congar display. Photo by Jeremy Long.

The 800th anniversary celebrations for St Andrew’s Church have been taking place throughout 2015, and the church was a picture of colour with floral exhibits taking centre stage.

Stuart Haggett, chairman of the church’s friends group, said: “It was a stunning and hugely successful weekend.

“Some 23 flower arrangers, under the guidance of Margaret Gosling, worked throughout the week to produce not only the actual displays in church, which reflect aspects of history and church activities and groups, but also the flower-filled boot trail on all paths leading to the church to pick up on the theme of 800 years walking in faith on the new altar frontal.”

About 500 villagers turned up on the first day of celebrations to inspect the pretty displays, with a further 200 visiting the day after.

More from Weston Mercury

Yesterday, 18:56

Hard-working sailing volunteers from Clevedon and Yatton will have a royal appointment this week to recognise decades of service.

Read more
Clevedon Yatton
Yesterday, 17:58

One of the world’s best mountain climbers inspired hundreds of students with his heroic feats and stories.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

Volunteers hoping to make a busy road which connects Weston to Bristol safer for motorists and pedestrians have called on villagers to get involved.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:38

More than 90 competitors wowed audiences with ballroom, Latin and classic dance performances in Weston-super-Mare.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:29

Wu Shu Ky Freestyle Kickboxing Club under the guidance of 6th Dan Master Silvio Camilleri, has returned to Weston.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:00

A support group for people struggling with depression and anxiety has launched, and the woman behind it hopes to ‘fill a gap’ in North Somerset’s mental health services.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:57

Worlebury Golf Club held its annual presentation evening, with members turning out in force.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:57

Mendip Spring seniors’ captain Andy Ashfold led 43 members into the new winter programme of competitions.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:57

Items including children’s toys, a window frame and a shopping trolley have been fly-tipped in Worle.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:27

Thirty-seven Weston Athletic Club members took part in this year’s Sodbury Slog race.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 12°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists