The Decorated Arch, by Helen Mehaffey and Rita Twine.

There has rarely been such a magnificent display of colour as at the weekend’s fabulous Flower Festival – enjoyed by many visitors and local residents alike.

The official opening.

200 years
As part of celebrating 200 years of the Methodist Church in Whitchurch, the Winchester Street church was bedecked with magnificent arrangements, many with innovative designs.

From the opening by award winning landscape designer Sarah Eberle to the final musical recitals of each day, scores of visitors passed into the church through the wonderful decorated archway to the doors.

Singing for Fun 'Floral Notes, by Jill Hallet.

A variety of experiences
Through each day the atmosphere changed from quiet contemplation of the flowers to the lively shouts of delight as children recognised their flower displays and then to the music from choirs, harp, piano, organ, guitar and saxophone.

Walking for Health by Wendy Helsby.

Friends, and cakes
Old friends met up and new friends were made whilst lots of tea and scrumptious cake were consumed.

Community effort
Many have contributed by creating the floral displays, baking cakes, serving teas, stewarding, music and sponsoring. It has truly been a community effort for which Whitchurch Methodist Church says a big ‘thank you’.

Those who visited and experienced the many facets of the event, also give a big ‘thank you’ to the Methodist Church for organising this display of colour and to the various shops that also participated with window decorations.

* Thank you to the Methodist church for the pictures.


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