A Festival of Flowers – In Celebration of Marriage.
St Mary Magdalene Church, Taunton 9th – 12th July
“It has been six years since the flower team organised a flower festival at St Mary Magdalene Church. If you were here then you will remember that it coincided with the 700th anniversary of the founding of the church. The designs spoke of the way the church had borne witness over the centuries, standing beside the people of Taunton during times of great sadness and great joy.
It is one of those times of joy that we are going to explore in word and floral design. Rev. Corke suggested that as we have so many weddings at St Mary Magdalene Church it would be a good time to link a festival with this theme. There will be many expressions of the actual wording from the marriage service and opportunities to think about the place that our bells and organ have for so many of our couples.
Living as we do so close to the willow growing area around the Somerset levels we are collaborating with several willow growers and weavers, most particularly Coates English Willow, so do look out for the bells, sculpted figures and wedding rings.
It seems most appropriate therefore that the money raised will go to the Bell Appeal and the Organ Renovation Appeal.”
“The success of this weekend will be determined in part by how many people we can reach to come into our beautiful church and to see the beauty of God’s creation displayed in flowers. This is where YOU can help. Do invite your friends and neighbours to come. So many people live in Taunton and never step into St Mary Magdalene. This is a great opportunity to welcome them.”