Flower Guild


flowerguildThe flower guild was formed almost 40 years ago to ensure that our church is always decorated with flowers appropriate for the season.

We welcome new members who do not need any previous experience in flower arranging; help is always available and occasionally we have a demonstration lesson.

Members are expected to help for two sessions during the year of two weeks each, (flowers usually last for two weeks), and also at the main festivals of Christmas and Easter.

A flower festival is held during the Minchinhampton fayre weekend, which is in September; this has been very successful in raising funds for charity.

We are often asked for special arrangements for weddings and funerals. There is a charge for this service which goes to help our funds.

For further information please contact The Chairman, Pam Page on 01453 889439.

Annual Report - April 2017

The Flower Guild has had another very busy year. We have decorated the church right through the year, working on a 2-week rota, with pedestals in the Lady Chapel and by the chancel steps and an arrangement on the font. In addition we have decorated the whole church for the three main festivals of Christmas, Easter and Harvest Festival. We have also decorated the church for five weddings/blessings.

Unfortunately we were unable to organise either a coffee morning or a flower demonstration this year. This has affected our income and we need to arrange both events during 2017. The cost of flowers has increased dramatically and we will have to find ways to both cut down our expenditure and increase our funds. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

During the re-ordering of the church this coming year there will not be any weddings in Holy Trinity Church and we will not be arranging flowers from the commencement of the works in June/July. It is hoped that it will be possible to arrange flowers for the Christmas services.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all members of the Flower Guild who have so willingly given up their time and used their creativity to keep the church looking so splendid throughout the year.

Pam Page