Thousands expected at Walpole St Peter Church

Bishop of Ely Bishop Stephen Conway at the Walpole St Peter Church flower festival with Rev Neil Batcock ANL-140206-121511009
Bishop of Ely Bishop Stephen Conway at the Walpole St Peter Church flower festival with Rev Neil Batcock ANL-140206-121511009

The Cathedral of the Fens is getting ready to welcome thousands of visitors when it stages one of the area’s biggest and oldest church flower festivals.

Walpole St Peter’s Church will become a riot of colour once again when the five-day extravaganza is held from Saturday, May 30, to Wednesday, June 3.

The theme for this year’s event is seasons, with huge floral interpretions of spring, summer, autumn and winter being displayed throughout the 14th century building.

Outside the church, there will be various stalls selling homemade cakes, preserves, flowers and produce, books DVDs, games, toys, bric-a-brac and more.

There will also be a tea tent and lunches available in the Parish Hall.

The painters’ corner returns once again, with local artists demonstrating their work inside the church, and there will also be willow weaving at various times throughout the event and a fun dog show at noon on the Saturday.

The festival is open daily from 9am to 5pm with the exception of the Sunday, when events kick off at 10am with a Festival Eucharist by Bishop John Flack.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy a performance from Lynn Town Band on the Sunday from 2pm, and a ‘Your Favourite Hymns’ service from 5pm.

The event is free to attend, and car parking is available. Everyone is welcome.

For more information, visit the church website at: www.walpolestpeterchurch.org.