Parishioners are using 21st century technology to ensure coronavirus does not stop a beloved tradition – by hosting a virtual flower festival.

For more than 50 years people have flocked to Ansley Church’s to marvel at its annual Flower Festival.

Organisers have not let coronavirus restrictions stop this year’s event, and for the first time in its 56-year history, the flower festival is being held online.

The theme is ‘Thank you’ for key workers and includes floral tributes to doctors and social workers.

“We are very grateful to everyone who has contributed in any way to the display,” said a church spokesperson.

“The many different contributors have used a number of ways of depicting their title. 



One of the displays

“We hope you feel we have done justice to the project. It has been wonderful how God has helped us and how people have come together in spirit to do their ‘bit’

“We hope people will enjoy looking at it for just under ten minutes and be able to share it with others.”

Fund-raising

As well as keeping the actual festival going,  the church also wants to continue to use the event to raise cash for causes it cares about.



One of the ‘thank you’ themed displays

All proceeds raised during the event will go to the  George Eliot Hospital’s League of Friends and the Acorn Children’s Hospice. 

These are the two charities the church has supported for over 30 years through the flower festival.

How to get involved

Log on to www.ansleychurch.org to view the festival until September 30.

To make a donation, visit the give.net button

For more information on timetable changes, visit here





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