Church raises almost �850 from its colourful flower festival

WEST End shows was the theme of a flower festival held at St Andrew’s Church in Sutton over the weekend, raising almost �850 for church funds.

The festival was held as part of the harvest celebrations, and the church was a riot of colour, as flower arrangers created stunning displays depicting shows such as Gigi, Carousel, Singing in the Rain and Carousel.

A group of talented youngsters played recorders on Saturday afternoon to entertain visitors; and there was a steady stream of visitors on both Saturday and Sunday, to view the flowers and enjoy refreshments in the church cafe.

“We had a really lovely weekend, and I would like to thank everyone who worked so hard to make the festival such a success,” said organiser Linda Jackson.

A family harvest festival service was held at the church on Sunday morning, and a choral Evensong on Sunday evening.