Church was bursting with flowers – and visitors

Pastor Ross Dean (centre) and volunteers at Sutton St James Baptist Church's Flower Festival
Pastor Ross Dean (centre) and volunteers at Sutton St James Baptist Church's Flower Festival
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SUTTON St James Baptist Church was transformed into a cathedral of colours for its annual flower festival.

At least 500 people from the village and elsewhere visited the three-day event where a variety of flowers were on display, including chrysanthemums and lillies.

The event also included a range of plant, craft, fashion and bric-a-brac stalls put together by a team of about 30 volunteers.

Church leader Ross Dean praised volunteers for their efforts during the event which was resurrected almost ten years after a period of absence.

Mr Dean said: “At least 500 people came, a good number for such a small village, and we had a record number of about 80 people at our Sunday service.

“We’ve had very positive feedback from people who enjoyed it and a lot of them said they would come again.”