Parish Church Flower Festival 2016


The Flower Festival Programme

Our Parish Church of ‘Saints Peter and Paul’ held their Flower Festival which took place over the Bank Holiday Weekend from Saturday 27th to Monday 29th August 2016. There was also a special ‘paid for’ preview evening on Friday 26th which is reported after the main Flower Show report and includes a report on the evenings entertainers
The Parish Church was a blaze of colour with thirty nine specific named displays all around the building, each display designed to represent a particular Song or Hymn title in some way, with many ingenious thought processes at work interpreting the weekend’s theme.
Whilst the Festival sets out to show off the Church, enhanced by the beauty of floral displays, we all understand that an event such as this and the hard work put in by a few residents is also intended to raise funds for needed repair work in the Church. This event raised the handsome sum of just over £3008. Very well done to all concerned!

Singing In The Rain

There Is A Green Hill Far Away

There Is A Green Hill Far Away (2)

This Little Light Of Mine

I’m Henry The Eighth I Am

Stairway To Heaven

Stairway To Heaven -Part 2

Bring Me Sunshine

Morning Has Broken


Its A Wonderful World (part of)

On The Wings Of A Dove

Auld Lang Syne

All Things Bright And Beautiful

The Biggest Aspidistra In The World (part of)

Dancing Round The Maypole

I Do Love To Be BesideThe Seaside

The Lion And The Lamb

Here Comes The Bride

Greetings to all

Food Glorious Food

Singing In The Rain

I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

Three Coins In A Fountain

Sunrise Sunset

Roses For The River Of Remembrance

An English Country Garden


Wherever You Are – (R.B.L.)

Garden Of Eden

We did not hold a Flower Festival last year and it was something many August Bank Holiday visitors queried with us, as they arrived expecting one, but perhaps as Revd Sharon Miles our Vicar says in her introduction to the programme, “It was with great sadness that last year’s Festival was cancelled but it has allowed us more preparation time for this year!”
A great deal of planning for an event of this magnitude in a fully functioning Church, right at the centre of many other village activities, does take a lot of careful thought and cooperation between many loyal parishioners in St Osyth and Point Clear. Those of us who have enjoyed the Bank Holiday and our Church Flower Festival owe a debt of gratitude to all those involved, who have enhanced our visit by their efforts – Thank you all!

Three Coins In A fountain

Let’s Twist Again

The Wheels On The Bus

The Old Rugged Cross

River Of Remembrance (font front)

Be Still In The Presence Of The Lord

The Holly And The Ivy

Music Of The Night

River of Remembrance (back of font)

There’s A hole In My Bucket

Broken For Me

Auld Lang Syne

Happy Birthday

Thine Be The Glory

Daisy Daisy

As I said when writing these pages, Friday evening was a special Preview, cheese and wine night. For the price of a £5 ticket, 120 people attended to see the beautiful floral displays in our Church all set up to welcome any resident or visitor over the Bank Holiday Weekend
We were entertained by a Suffolk Group named ‘Harbour Lights’ a trio of Alvar Smith, Derek Simpson and Rob Neal. They provided us with light-hearted songs, local traditional songs and tunes, along with their tales which were well received.
Since the evening was advertised as a ‘Cheese and Wine viewing, these were readily available during the event.

Christine Harman outlining the entertainment to come

Raffle Tickets can be bought here

Liquid refreshment of all kinds here

Our East Anglian Entertainers

A view of the audience

From the back towards our entertainers

Quite a crowd being entertained

The Team that organise refreshments


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