The South Holland Singers.

All Saints’ set for its flower festival

It’s set to be a blooming great weekend as Holbeach’s All Saints’ holds its annual flower festival.

There are five days of events around the church, which dates back 700 years, beginning today (Thursday, May 23).
To mark the festival’s start the South Holland Singers are putting on a concert entitled ‘Song for a Summer Evening’ at 7.30pm.
Tickes are £10 or free for under 18s.
The church is open from 10am to 4pm tomorrow, with a special organ recital by David Shepherd from 1pm to 1.45pm, to be followed by a performance from the University Academy Holbeach Chamber Choir at 2pm.
There’s also a Friends of All Saints’ Flower Arrangers evening, though this is for invitees only.
On Saturday, the church is again open from 10am to 12pm and 2.30pm to 4pm (a wedding is taking place in the hours in between).
On Sunday the public can attend from 10am to 4pm.
There’s also a chance to have a go at bell ringing from 1pm to 3pm.
Then at 3.30pm there will be a special Songs of Praise with tea and cake led by David Shepherd and the All Saints’ choir. Pets are also welcome to come along to this event.
The church is open again on Monday, May 27, from 10am with stalls and a local history display.
Light refreshments are available every day.
The group Friends of All Saints’ is looking for new volunteers to help raise funds for the historic building.
Application forms can be collected from the church or via www.allsaints
A spokesman for the friends said: “We seek to be a place of welcome for those of all faiths and none, ensuring that All Saints’ is your church here in Holbeach.
“Becoming a Friend of All Saints’ will contribute towards helping to maintain and enhance this beautiful building for present and future generation and making sure our work in the community is able to flourish.”

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