Record numbers enjoy flower festival at church

PUBLISHED: 09:37 28 August 2019

Celia Lovell and her arrangement at Walton in Gordano Annual village flower festival.    Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Celia Lovell and her arrangement at Walton in Gordano Annual village flower festival. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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A village church was decked out in beautiful blooms over the bank holiday weekend.

Walton in Gordano Annual village flower festival at St Paul's Church.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONWalton in Gordano Annual village flower festival at St Paul's Church. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

St Paul's Church, in Walton-in-Gordano, runs the flower festival over the August bank holiday weekend every year.

It proved to be a colourful event once again, with lots of people admiring the displays.

Organiser Sue Betts said the 'perfect weather' encouraged a bumper turnout.

She said: "It was amazing. It was a really good weekend and people went home really happy."

Walton in Gordano Annual village flower festival at St Paul's Church.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONWalton in Gordano Annual village flower festival at St Paul's Church. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Money raised from the event will go towards the upkeep of the church, with some repairs to the roof required.

A raffle, offering people a dinner for two and a bottle of wine at a pub, was also offered to boost the total. Calculations as to how much was raised are ongoing.

Sue said the church believes it was the best-attended festival ever in the event's history, adding it ran out of programmes for the Sunday afternoon service due to its popularity.

Brodie Lyons and her arrangement at Walton in Gordano Annual village flower festival.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONBrodie Lyons and her arrangement at Walton in Gordano Annual village flower festival. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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