FLOWER ARRANGING TEAM


Flowers have been placed in churches for hundreds of years to glorify God and assist us in worshipping Him.  We remember that Jesus referred to lilies in His ministry:

‘Consider how the lilies of the field grow.  They toil not neither do they spin and yet I tell you Solomon in all his splendour was not attired like one of these’  Matt 6v28.  

Seasonal flowers are displayed throughout the year, with particular attention being given to preparing flowers for important festivals, such as these for a recent Easter display.


Centenery of the end of World War 1 - Flower Festival

10th and 11th November 2018

To commemorate this important occasion St. Giles will be holding a Flower Festival.To help support this event you are invited to make a donation in memory of any relative who served, or was killed, in the First World War.  Cheques should be made payable to St. Giles PCC with 'Flower Festival Donation' written on the back and put in an envelope addressed to Mrs. Doreen Wilson or Mrs. Valerie Bailey and put in the pigeonhole in the Church porch.  Donations will help us provide the flowers. 

Please mention the name/names of relative(s) and their dates so an appropriate notice can be placed in the pewsheet.

As part of our Flower Festival to commemorate this import occasion we would like to have a display centered on individuals who participated in this conflict.  If you have photos, names, dates of a relative that could be used please put original photo in an envelope addressed to Mrs. Fiona Milton and place in the pigeonhole in the Church porch.  Fiona will then make a quality copy and return original photo also via the pigeonhole system. 

Please clearly state your name and relationship to the serviceman, or woman, in the photo - i.e. my father, John Smith - remembered in love by.......

About the Flower Team at St. Giles

Flowers are arranged in St.Giles by several teams of volunteers who work in rotation.  Each team arrange their flowers, usually on  Friday afternoons, once a month
 
  More help is always welcome, from the complete beginner to the more experienced.
None of the ladies currently on the rota have any formal training but they consider it to be very enjoyable, a great way to make friends and as a service to God and the church.

If you would like to join any of our teams please contact the Parish Office for details.  

The photos on this page were taken during preparation for the recent Flower Festival.  All displays were created entirely by the members of the St. Giles team. 

   

At the major festivals of Christmas, Mothering Sunday, Easter and Harvest all the teams work together to fill the church with beautiful colours and aromas.  

There are no flowers in church during the reflective time of Lent and only greenery during Advent.
 

Flowers can be provided for Weddings and Funerals.  Anyone interested in these services should contact the Parish Office and one of our team members will call you back to discuss your requirements.   Many people find that having a floral tribute placed in church is a fitting way to commemorate a loved one perhaps on their birthday or the anniversary of their death.  Others may wish to remember a special wedding anniversary. 

 
         
 
Donation for flowers in church are always most welcome. 


EVENTS NEWS AND NOTICES

 

Church Flower Calendar

The church flower arrangers and the Friends of St. Giles combined to produce a calendar for 2018. The lovely flower displays in St. Giles were photographed and the calendar put together to reflect the church in all the seasons of the year.

The calendar is still available from St. Giles Church.

Click on the cover image to enlarge


Flower Fund Appeal

On behalf of all the flower ladies we would like to thank everyone who answered the special appeal for the Flower Fund.  Including Gift Aid very nearly £1,200 has been donated and we are touched by your response. 

We are most grateful for your support and appreciation and we will be good/careful stewards of your generosity. 

We look forward to continuing this service and hope that all who visit this lovely Church will find that the flowers add to the experience of worship and bring joy and comfort.

Valery Bailey and Doreen Wilson