Village of Gretton prepares for annual flower festival

Gretton, St James Church, Flower Festival theme "Ladies Day".'Shirley Fursdon, church warden, with some of the 'ladies' 'Friday, 24 June 2011

Gretton, St James Church, Flower Festival theme "Ladies Day".'Shirley Fursdon, church warden, with some of the 'ladies' 'Friday, 24 June 2011

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The two biggest events in the country this year are being commemorated at one of the county’s longest running flower festivals.

St James Church in Gretton will base its floral displays on the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Games when it comes to the village on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The festival opens at the church in Station Road on Friday at 2pm and runs until 5pm.

On Saturday and Sunday the church is open from 10am to 5pm, and there will also be lunches and teas served in the Old School House overlooking the village green from midday to 5pm.

On the green itself there will be a barbecue and children’s activities, and the Gretton Silver Band will be playing there on the Sunday at 2pm.

The festival closes with a songs of praise service in the church at 6.30pm on Sunday.

For more information call Tina Clarke on 01536 771442.

Also coming up in the village is the next fortnightly meeting for Gretton Women’s Hour, which takes place on Tuesday, June 26.

Margaret Eales will address the meeting at Gretton Baptist Church Hall at 2.15pm, in a service which will also include hymns and prayers.

All women from the village and surrounding area are welcome to attend. For details call 01536 770188.

And the next in the series of monthly lunches at Gretton Village Hall will be served on Tuesday, July 3, at 12.30pm, costing £4.

The event has been run for a number of years by Gretton Village Hall committee members and proceeds of the day go to the village hall improvement fund.