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Patronal and Flower Festival at St Helen's Church, Churchtown

Patronal and Flower Festival at St Helen's Church, Churchtown "Seasons" by Christina Rossetti is the poem depicted

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Visitors to St Helen’s Parish Church in Churchtown were greeted with a riot of colours and floral scents as it was transformed with hundreds of magnificent spring blooms.

Church leaders opened the doors of the historic church over the weekend for the annual patronal and flower festival, which this year had a theme of “turning the page”.

The festival displays featured depictions of the medieval Lindisfarne Gospels, works by the schoolchildren of St Helen’s and the church youth group plus local church and history exhibits.

Floral organiser Mrs Lyn Collinson said: “We have had wonderful help from so many parishioners and friends. Without this depth of skill and commitment this festival could not have gone ahead.”

The vicar and Area Dean of Garstang, the Rev Andrew Wilkinson, added: “Once again the flower team and organisers have pulled out all the stops to make this a most memorable and excellent patronal and flower festival.

“Classic books as well as church records, local history documents and classic poems have all been woven into the theme and displays. Well done to all who have been involved in this event.”

There is still time to visit the church between 11am and 6pm today(Wednesday).

At 7pm tonight the festival will conclude with a concert by the choir of Kirkland and Catterall St Helens School and The Gadabouts.

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