Church says it with flowers for 21st time

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TEAMWORK and individual creativity were the key ingredients of one of Hucknall’s longest-standing annual events last weekend.

The 21st annual flower festival of the United Reformed Church, of Farleys Grove, Hucknall, was held, with the theme of the event being ‘Mark My Words’.

Masterminded by the church’s treasurer and elder, Neil Burrows, the two-day attraction focused on the Gospel of St Mark.

It provided plenty of food for thought for visitors. And due credit was given to the talented arrangers, whose imaginations and floral magic made a big impression.

Playing their parts in the festival’s success, alongside Mr Burrows, were church organist Sylvia Caunt, secretary Judith Christou, Jill Winfield, Susan Ware, Janet Buxton, Jean Irvine, and Matthew and Kirsteen Buxton, among others.

It was sponsored by local funeral directors, C.Terry, of Bulwell, and Graham Ward, of Hucknall, and subsidised by each of the arrangers, who paid for the flowers themselves.

Each of the floral displays and arrangements on view offered something special.

But one of the most impressive was a ‘Last Supper’ creation which, complete with a spilled glass of wine, portrayed the betrayal of Christ by Judas.

Money raised from the flower festival will go towards church funds and its various projects.

Concluded Mr Burrows: “I would like to thank all my wonderful flower-arrangers and everyone who contributed to the event’s success.”

n OUR PHOTO shows Mr Burrows with Judith Christou (left) and Sylvia Caunt raising a glass at the ‘Last Supper’ display (STORY AND PHOTO BY: Peter Jordan).