South Holland flower festivals drew hundreds of visitors

Many hands made flowers work at St Mary and St Nicolas in Spalding. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG280415-100TW
Many hands made flowers work at St Mary and St Nicolas in Spalding. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG280415-100TW

South Holland’s churches have drawn hundreds of visitors over the past 11 days to see spectacular arrangements at their annual flower festivals.

The overall theme at Spalding’s St Mary and St Nicolas was ‘No More Sea’, a quote from the Book of Revelation which speaks about a new Heaven and Earth.

Jill Chapman works on several altar arrangements at St Bartholowmew's, West Pinchbeck. SG280415-106TW

Jill Chapman works on several altar arrangements at St Bartholowmew's, West Pinchbeck. SG280415-106TW

There were arrangements depicting lines from the Bible as well as displays focusing on the life of the River Welland past and present.

Vicar’s wife, Mary Bennett, said now the flower parade has gone, visitor numbers tend to be more steady – rather than a crush – and it makes it a more pleasant experience for everyone.

Colette Hanson-Roose at work in Weston Church. SG300415-203TW

Colette Hanson-Roose at work in Weston Church. SG300415-203TW

Marian Griggs with an arrangement at Spalding United Reformed Church. SG290415-110TW

Marian Griggs with an arrangement at Spalding United Reformed Church. SG290415-110TW

Paula Roberts, Chris Hesketh, Joyce Boyer and Marilyn Brown with arrangements at St Mary's, Pinchbeck. SG270415-113TW

Paula Roberts, Chris Hesketh, Joyce Boyer and Marilyn Brown with arrangements at St Mary's, Pinchbeck. SG270415-113TW

Celia Hearth, Gemma Cross and Wendy Gosling inside the colourful Gosberton Methodist Church. SG300415-201TW

Celia Hearth, Gemma Cross and Wendy Gosling inside the colourful Gosberton Methodist Church. SG300415-201TW

Arrangers at St Bartholowmew's, West Pinchbeck, back ' Katie Hale, Lara Holmes, Jeannine Jenkins, Wendy Houghton, Christine Cole, Jill Chapman; front ' Laraine Creek, Carol Fruchlik and Janet Dutton. SG280415-104TW

Arrangers at St Bartholowmew's, West Pinchbeck, back ' Katie Hale, Lara Holmes, Jeannine Jenkins, Wendy Houghton, Christine Cole, Jill Chapman; front ' Laraine Creek, Carol Fruchlik and Janet Dutton. SG280415-104TW

Some of the arrangers at St Paul's Church, Fulney. SG290415-107TW

Some of the arrangers at St Paul's Church, Fulney. SG290415-107TW