3 day Flower Festival at St. Edmunds Church….

08 September 2012

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A music fan at the St. Edumnds Flower FestivalA music fan at the St. Edumnds Flower Festival

Our beautiful Grade 1 listed church is hosting a 3 day Flower Festival with the theme Music!Music! Music! My fellow parishioner Jane Kaminski has organised enough willing people to create more than 35 flower displays inside the church (and musical notes taking flight in the porch!). Titles will range from ‘Singing in the Rain’ to ‘Lily the Pink’ and ‘Jerusalem’.  Live music inside church will be provided by our organ scholar, Polina Sosnina, on Friday 2-4 and Saturday 12-2, and our organist Tina Neale on Sunday after Mass from 11.15 am. There is a raffle with all the prizes generously donated by local businesses, to be drawn on Sunday afternoon.On Saturday 8th, there will be a Heritage and Craft Fair out on the church field. We are a little worried whether everyone will fit! Ten local groups and eight local craft stalls are booked. The church knitting group will be dressed in 1940’s clothes, and making crafty woolly things with the children. Ploughman’s lunches, desserts, tea, coffee, cake and wine will be available in the Church Hall all day.  The church tower is also open throughout Saturday, with stunning views from its summit. There will be traditional games for the children, and ‘pelt the priest’ in the stocks. A vintage1933 tractor is putting in an appearance, and finally, we are thrilled that Cy Payne and his Downham Market Swing Orchestra, are playing from 2-4, so bring your dancing shoes!


Follow the link for a little bit more information on our open day: http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/get-involved/meet-some-organisers/st-edmunds-church

Written by our lovely guest blogger Sheila Whittle-Bruce from St Edmund’s Church, Downham Market

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