Churches hope displays will be a holiday draw

Pinchbech parish church flower festival'Workers with the choir's arrangement, Aileen Workman,. Angela Watson, Gwen Gray, Chris Hesketh ANL-140428-154619001
Pinchbech parish church flower festival'Workers with the choir's arrangement, Aileen Workman,. Angela Watson, Gwen Gray, Chris Hesketh ANL-140428-154619001

The South Holland church flower festivals continue across the area this week.

Organisers are hoping that people will still visit the area for the traditional bank holiday flower events despite the fact the annual flower parade will not be going ahead this year.

Members of Moulton Chapel Methodist Church are looking forward to the weekend as the village’s annual parade takes place on Sunday afternoon at 3pm.

The parade usually brings a large number of people to the area, which will be good news for the church as so far visitors are down on last year’s turnout.

John Beehoo from the church said: “We’ve had a steady trickle of people visiting the church but it’s certainly not been as busy as last year.

“We have some excellent displays which, I would say, are much better than last year’s. I think people are really stretched at the moment when it comes to money, plus there’s a lot of festivals going on at the moment so there is a lot of choice.”

The flower festival at St Mary’s Church, Pinchbeck opened on Tuesday and runs through to Bank Holiday Monday.

The church is looking forward to seeing many visitors.

Aileen Workman from the church said: We’ve had a wonderful time setting up for the festival and we’re optimistic but open minded about how many visitors we’ll recieve at the church.

“I love the idea that the church is open wide to everyone, as it should be, at this this time of the year.”

The South Holland church festivals continue this week. For more information visit: http://www.ctspad.org.uk/diary/2014/april/flower-festivals-2014