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Churches are opening their doors for their spring flower festivals from this Saturday (April 27)




Spring flower festival season begins this weekend with many churches in the district putting on themed flower displays for the next week and a half, writes Liam Putterill.

St Peter and St Paul’s of Gosberton is ‘Celebrating Great Britain’ with their theme and opens its doors from Saturday at 10am. The church also hosts stalls for crafts, home-made cakes, books and tombola.

Also in Gosberton, from May 2-6, the Methodist Church hosts their ‘Biblical Names’ themed festival and offers cakes, refreshments and bric-a-brac for sale.

In Surfleet, St Laurence presents a ‘Wedding Anniversaries’ theme and will be selling flowers, cakes and crafts starting Saturday.

All Saints in Holbeach has the theme ‘Cultures and Cuisines’ and hopes to appeal to all ages and groups. Running from May 3-6, All Saints is hosting their annual dog show on May 5 and family fun day on May 6 during their festival.

A previous flower festival at Crowland Abbey. The abbey has a craft fair on Monday, May 6, but holds its actual flower festival later in the year. (3661484)
A previous flower festival at Crowland Abbey. The abbey has a craft fair on Monday, May 6, but holds its actual flower festival later in the year. (3661484)

‘The Disciples of Jesus’ is the theme for Fleet Baptist Church’s festival, from May3-6, with hot lunches available to purchase from noon until 2pm.

St Bartholomew’s, West Pinchbeck presents their ‘Festival of Flowers’from May 1 until May 6. The church also offers plants, books, bric-a-brac and fresh fruit and vegetables for sale.

There are festivals at many other churches as well.

St Mary’s in Pinchbeck has the theme ‘In the Beginnings...’ and All Saints of Moulton has chosen ‘Around the World in Forty Displays’.

The Church of St John the Evangelist in Weston Hills (‘Children’s Board Games’), St Mary and the Holy Rood in Donington (‘Memories’) and St Mary’s in Long Sutton (‘Shape Up’) are all participating in the spring festival.

More information on which churches are participating, as well as individual details on each church, can be found at http://www.ctspad.org.uk/diary/2019/april/flower-festivals-2019

Following the spring festival, starting the last weekend in May and continuing in July and August, many other local churches will be taking part in the summer flower festival.

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