Wroxham & Coltishall

Villagers raise ‘three chairs’ for flower festival

Just Regional
Sep 8, 2014 2 mins read

The bi-annual Lammas flower festival takes place this weekend –and villagers have been working chair-fully to get it under way.

This team of locals were moving village-hall furniture to St Andrew’’s Church, where the flower festival is happening, from 11am-5pm this Saturday and Sunday.

And the festival will be a doubly happy day for the Rector and his wife, Rev Fergus Capie and Janne Capie. They got married at Lammas church only last weekend.

So for many of the villagers who have been raising and dismantling marquees and ferrying furniture from one spot to another, it’s the second big event in a row.

Rev Fergus said: “The theme of this weekend’s flower festival is ‘Let Us Give Thanks’, which isn’t difficult to do in a place like Lammas where everybody co-operates so well for a wonderful occasion like this.”

Organiser, Mrs Georgie Graver, added: “We’re proud to say that our bi-annual flower festival is a stunning event held in the equally stunning setting of St Andrew’s Church. We’re expecting a really big turnout as usual.”

As well as a flower-decked church for visitors to admire, there are refreshments and ploughman’s lunches served both days.

On Saturday evening, villagers are holding a ticket-only Tapas bar with classical guitar in the churchyard and on Sunday evening at 6.30pm there’ll be a Songs of Praise service, to which all-comers are invited.

To encourage people who wouldn’t normally attend a church service, they’re making the Songs of Praise a little more democratic and interactive.

Visitors to the flower festival will be invited to vote for their favourite hymns and the top half-dozen will be sung at the service.

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