Flowers in church are there to beautify, to add colour and light. The beauty of it, of course, is to be found in the eye of the beholder. Contrast the difference between the reflective atmosphere of lent and advent when all flowers are removed with Easter and Christmas when the church bursts to life with colour and vibrancy as it is filled with flowers again.
Flowers have traditionally been given as an expression of love, be it one person to another, or playing their part in a wedding or funeral service. Flowers, in their own way, can speak volumes. So it could be said that flowers in church are there as an expression of our love for God.
At St Mary's and St Matthew's we have a small yet dedicated group of flower arrangers.
If you have an occasion, such as an anniversary, which you would like to
mark with a flower arrangement, please let us know by filling in the form below.
This form can also be used for the Memorial Lillies, we do each year for Easter.
Our emphasis is on sacramental worship (the Mass or Holy Eucharist) celebrated in a traditional Anglo-Catholic style, with strong orthodox teaching and preaching, supportive pastoral care, a caring parish family, and responsibility to our community and the greater world.
The Church is a Field Hospital for Sinners.
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