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| ©2018 St. Blasius Old Parish Church, Shanklin

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“Wish You Were Here” Flower Festival

May 2018

Between   Friday   11   &   Sunday   13   May   the   church   held   its   annual Flower   Festival.      This   year’s   theme   of   “Wish   You   Were   Here”   saw a   wonderful   display   of   floral   arrangements   covering   a   variety   of reasons   why   visitors   flock   in   their   thousands   to   the   Island   each year.      Beach   &   seaside   displays,   The   Needles   landmark,   places   of interest    such    as    Osborne    House,    the    Donkey    Sanctuary    and Shanklin   Chine,   arts   such   as   Ballet   at   Shanklin   Theatre   and   crafts such   as   those   enjoyed   by   the   Guild   of   Weavers,   Spinners   and Dyers,    along    with    the    Island’s    Walking    Festival,    iconic    red squirrels   and   motto   “all   this   beauty   is   of   God”   were   all   beautifully represented   in   a   stunning   array   of   floral   glory   filling   the   church with   colour   and   scent.      Pupils   from   St.   Blasius   Primary   Academy drew   pictures   and   posters   which   adorned   the   Academy’s   display board   in   church.      On   arrival,   visitors   to   the   festival   enjoyed   the beautiful   rhododendrons,   coming   in   to   bloom   right   on   time.      A church   trail   brought   a   fun   yet   informative   element   to   the   festival with   visitors   finding   out   facts   about   the   church   and   our   Patron Saint.            Refreshments   were   also   available   for   visitors   with   a   wide selection   of   homemade   cakes.      The   warm   weather   on   Friday afternoon   also   resulted   in   an   impromptu   accordion   recital   at   the Lych Gate by our very own choir director Coral Bratherton! Culminating    in    choral    evensong    with    the    excellent    choir    and organist,    Lawrence    Bate,    under    Coral’s    direction,    with    music including   Stanford   in   B   Flat,   Smith   Preces   and   Responses   and anthems   by   J.S.   Bach   &   Purcell,   the   festival   and   evensong   raised over £750 for church funds. Express thanks go to our supporters Mon Cherie Florist; William Hall Funeral Directors; The Party Shop, Shanklin; Pam Nye; Karen Ogier, the Isle of Wight Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers and all contributors and volunteers who helped make the event a success.
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“Wish You Were Here” Flower Festival

May 2018

Between   Friday   11   &   Sunday   13   May   the   church   held   its   annual   Flower   Festival.      This   year’s   theme   of “Wish   You   Were   Here”   saw   a   wonderful   display   of   floral   arrangements   covering   a   variety   of   reasons why   visitors   flock   in   their   thousands   to   the   Island   each   year.      Beach   &   seaside   displays,   The   Needles landmark,   places   of   interest   such   as   Osborne   House,   the   Donkey   Sanctuary   and   Shanklin   Chine,   arts such   as   Ballet   at   Shanklin   Theatre   and   crafts   such   as   those   enjoyed   by   the   Guild   of   Weavers, Spinners   and   Dyers,   along   with   the   Island’s   Walking   Festival,   iconic   red   squirrels   and   motto   “all   this beauty   is   of   God”   were   all   beautifully   represented   in   a   stunning   array   of   floral   glory   filling   the   church with   colour   and   scent.      Pupils   from   St.   Blasius   Primary   Academy   drew   pictures   and   posters   which adorned   the   Academy’s   display   board   in   church.      On   arrival,   visitors   to   the   festival   enjoyed   the beautiful   rhododendrons,   coming   in   to   bloom   right   on   time.      A   church   trail   brought   a   fun   yet informative   element   to   the   festival   with   visitors   finding   out   facts   about   the   church   and   our   Patron Saint.            Refreshments   were   also   available   for   visitors   with   a   wide   selection   of   homemade   cakes.      The warm   weather   on   Friday   afternoon   also   resulted   in   an   impromptu   accordion   recital   at   the   Lych   Gate by our very own choir director Coral Bratherton! Culminating   in   choral   evensong   with   the   excellent   choir   and   organist,   Lawrence   Bate,   under   Coral’s direction,   with   music   including   Stanford   in   B   Flat,   Smith   Preces   and   Responses   and   anthems   by   J.S. Bach & Purcell, the festival and evensong raised over £750 for church funds. Express thanks go to our supporters Mon Cherie Florist; William Hall Funeral Directors; The Party Shop, Shanklin; Pam Nye; Karen Ogier, the Isle of Wight Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers and all contributors and volunteers who helped make the event a success.
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