All Saints flower festival


 I visited the All saints flower festival on Saturday. The floral displays were of great quality, filling the church with armfuls of colour and symbolism.

 Each of the main floral displays echoed the designs of new vestments commissioned for the Church from Julie Quinn of Croft Design.  All Saints purchased twelve new fine robes for the clergy to wear at the appropriate seasons, from a bequest the Church has recently received.

The Advent display features the root of Jesse on the vestment, the Pentecost one a stunning tongues of fire design and  Creation Time the fish, birds and animals of the earth. Each chasuble and stole  is of pure silk and cloth of gold. The Church are grateful to the late Eric Rands for leaving them the money for this impressive purchase.

I congratulate all the flower arrangers involved, and thank the Church for inviting me to see the beauty of their new vestments and displays.

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  1. Canon David Hodgson
    Posted July 14, 2013 at 6:42 am | Permalink

    John It was a delight to welcome you to the festival. Thank you for your kind appreciation.

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