Arranging church flowers is both satisfying and relaxing. The flower arrangers ensure that there are flowers at every Service, except during the penitential seasons of Lent and Advent when the Church is bare of decoration. Easter is a particularly wonderful celebration when we can indulge in an explosion of spring flowers, and colours, but there are other occasions when we pull out all the stops – including the Festival Mass, Confirmation, Harvest Thanksgiving, and Christmas. We have also undertaken a number of flower festivals within the church, inviting local and well known florists to join and make the church a ‘riot of colour’.
Weddings and funerals
We are not professionals but we are happy to be consulted by brides planning their weddings at John Keble and to discuss ways in which we can assist in co-ordinating their floral decorations with the regular church flowers. We are very willing to share our considerable experience, gained by trial and error, of ‘what colours and styles work best where’. Similarly we are always willing to discuss funeral flower arrangements.
Why not come and join us?
We would love to welcome anyone (and we are not sexist!) who feels that they would like join the flower arranging team and take their turn on the rota. You do not have to be an expert – just keen to learn and to share in this very rewarding ministry.
If you are interested please contact Sylvia Daker.