Patronal Flower Festival
The theme of our 2024 Flower Festival is “On Stage and Screen”
Saturday 25th May to Sunday 2nd June 10.30 am – 7.00 pm daily
A flower festival is held each year in the church to celebrate the Holy Trinity, to which the church is dedicated. It runs concurrently with the village well dressings.
2023 Flower Festival Retrospective:
The Flower Festival was once again a great success with several thousand people visiting the church. The imagination of the arrangers and their delightful displays were greatly admired, and the theme ‘Children’s Storytime’ brought smiles to people’s faces and made it a very happy festival; it also brought many children into church who enjoyed seeing some of their favourite books and all of the animals.
Financially it was an exceptional year with a final profit of £7,945.72. £1,500 will be sent to our charity, which this year is to help the relief effort for the Ukrainian refugees in Krakow, Poland and the remainder for Holy Trinity church.
Many thanks to all those involved in any way with the festival and special thanks to those who gave up time to steward in the church, without your help we wouldn’t be able to go ahead in the same way; I hope you found it rewarding. Linda Foster..
Previous themes have included: ‘Nursery Rhymes and Poems’; ‘Bible Stories’; ‘Music, Music, Music’; ‘An Invitation to a Wedding’; ‘Memories of Chidhood’; ‘Gemstones of the Bible; ‘The Queen – 60 Glorious Years’; ‘Old Ashford; ‘The Creation’; ‘2015 – A Year of Anniversaries’; ‘2016 – The Year of the Garden’;’Celebrating Northern Towns and Cities’ and ‘The Commonwealth’ and ‘Out and About in the Peak District’
All donations made in church are divided between the church and a charity. Money raised for the church has contributed towards the cost of a new organ blower, the new lighting system, repairs to the porch roof, the chancel roof and to the south-side of the nave roof. For several years Holy Trinity supported the Sallay Koroma Orphanage in Sierra Leone sending over £8000 to them. Once the orphanage was well established, we changed our chosen charity and were able to send £1,500 to ‘Combat Stress’, a charity which supports war veterans suffering from psychological injury. For several consecutive years we sent £1,500 to ‘Helen’s Trust’, a local charity which enables the terminally ill to have the choice to be looked after in their own homes. In 2023, £1,500 was donated help the relief effort for the Ukrainian refugees in Krakow, Poland.
The village Well Dressing also takes place at the same time. The wells will be dressed using flower petals, seeds and other natural materials to produce amazing pictures and texts.
Many thousands of visitors come to the village each year, to see the beautiful floral arrangements in the church and to visit the wells; do come along and join us, we’d love to meet you!