FLOWERS: One of the major events in our church calendar is the annual flower festival, which this year took place on the weekend of July 13th and 14th 2019.  The theme was "Once Upon A Time," and more than a dozen floral displays transformed our church into a blaze of colour. Our green-fingered flower-arrangers took their topics from favourite children's books and stories, with bears Paddington and Pooh leading the animal contingent and other displays ranging from The Tiger Who Came to Tea to Treasure Island. Over £700 was raised during the weekend for Church funds.

Special Sunday services were led in the morning by Anne Welch and in the evening by Geraldine Stamp  Images of the various displays are shown below, with a brief description and the name of the person who created the display:                       

The dinosaur who lost his roarThe dinosaur who lost his roar by Russell Punter (Caroline Dellow)

An amusing and original story told with simple text and delightful illustrations. Sid likes scaring his friends with his might roar but when Sid loses his voice, will his friends wish he hadn't? 











Treasure IslandTreasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (David Hopkinson)

This seafaring classic has kept thousands of young lads on the edge of their seats with its tales of pirates and buried treasure.













Charlottes WebCharlotte's Web by E.B. White (David Hopkinson)

Perky pig Wilbur forms an unlikely friendship with a spider who joins the battle to keep him alive by writing messages in her webs. 













The Snow QueenThe Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson 

The Snow Queen captures a young boy who has fallen victim to the splinters of an evil distorting mirror. Only his faithful girlfriend can save him from the Queen's clutches. 













Goldilocks and the 3 bearsGoldilocks and the Three Bears by Robert Southey (Pat and David Eaton)

A British 19th century fairy tale in which Goldilocks enters the house of three bears whilst they are away and sits on their chairs, eats their porridge and sleeps in one of their beds.







The tiger who came to teaThe Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr (Caroline Dellow)

Share in the magic. This classic story of Sophie and her extraordinary teatime guest has been loved by millions of children since it was first published 50 years ago.












Tales from the Brambley hedgeThe Tales from Brambly Hedge by Jill Barklem (Gil and Alan Greenway)

Recounts the adventures of a community of mice who live together in the tranquil surroundings of the English countryside. 








Paddington BearPaddington Bear by Michael Bond (Christine and David Smith)

Paddington first appeared in October 1958. He is a very polite bear - very well meaning and full of good intentions, but his trusting nature can often get him into trouble.








The scarecrow's weddingThe Scarecrow's Wedding by Julia Donaldson (Caroline Dellow)

A fabulous love story with drama, humour and originality. Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay are excellent scarecrows. Their wedding plans are all coming together until Harry leaves Betty's side and the devilishly smooth Reginald Rake tries to take Harry's place. will Harry make it back in time to save their special day?






Winnie the PoohWinne the Pooh by A.A. Milne (Caroline Dellow)

This novel features one of the world's most famous bears with his love of honey and all his adventures with his lovable friends Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga, Roo and of course Christopher Robin. 





The ugly ducklingThe Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Anderson (Dorothy Howell)

The story of a homely little bird born in a barnyard, who suffers abuse from the others around him until, much to his delight, he matures into a beautiful swan, the most beautiful bird of all. 











ShoesShoes (David Hopkinson)

Shoes have played a prominent part in lots of children's stories including The Elves and the Shoemaker,(a poor shoemaker saved from ruin by a team of industrious elves), The Red Shoes (a vain and spoilt child condemned to a lifetime of dancing)  and the Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe (where she lived with her ever growing family)






Teddy Bears PicnicThe Teddy Bears' Picnic (Joyce Gibson)

If you go down in the woods today you're sure of a big surprise. If you go down in the woods today you'd better go in disguise.








the Princess and the PeaThe Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Anderson (Alfreton W.I.)

A fairy tale about a young woman whose royal identity is established by a test of her sensitivity.