The Flower Guild
The Abbey Flower Guild is a happy group of friends, who week by week, seek to enhance the beauty of the Abbey, for both worshipper and visitor alike, with a variety of floral arrangements, produced mainly from flowers and foliage grown by members in the Abbey’s own Walled Garden.
The main festivals of Christmas, Easter and Harvest are given special attention, as well as other Abbey Festivals.
Special arrangements are also regularly produced as Memory Flowers or for Weddings throughout the year.
Members are also involved with the Town’s Flower Club and Flower Festivals in other local churches.
We are all amateurs, but willing to give of our time and we consider it a privilege and a pleasure to serve God in this way. If this inspires the green fingered (of any shade!) among you, please get in touch; new members are always welcome.
It is possible to make a donation for an arrangement to be placed in the Abbey in memory of a loved one throughout the year.
This service can be offered to all whether you live in the Parish or further afield.
Chairman: Hazel Green
Secretary: Jennifer Barrett
If you are unable to visit the Abbey while your arrangement is displayed, we can arrange for a photo to be sent to you.
During Lent, while no flowers are displayed in the Abbey, donations are collected towards the cost of the white and yellow lilies with which the Abbey is decorated during the Easter season.
Dedication cards can be tied to the Memory Tree, from Palm Sunday, if donations have been made in memory of a loved one.
Flowers are used to great effect for the great seasons of the Christian year.
Each Friday morning the Abbey is a buzz with arrangers, but day by day there are many “behind the scenes” workers busy watering, tidying, and then cutting and preparing for the week ahead.
The Font at Harvest
To celebrate Harvest Festival fruits and vegetables are displayed around the Abbey and autumnal colours are used in the floral displays.
We hope you have enjoyed these few photos of the work that we do and that this might inspire you to come and visit the Abbey.