A Flower festival is held each year in church to celebrate the Trinity to which the church is dedicated.
In 2018 Trinity Sunday falls on 27th May
and the Flower Festival will open on Saturday 26th
and will continue until Sunday 3rd June.
This year's theme will be 'The Commonwealth'.
Previous themes have included: ‘Nursery Rhymes and Poems’; ‘Bible Stories’; ‘Music, Music, Music’; ‘An Invitation to a Wedding’; 'Memories of Chidhood'; 'Gemstones of the Bible; 'The Queen - 60 Glorious Years'; 'Old Ashford; 'The Creation'; '2015 - A Year of Anniversaries'; '2016 - The Year of the Garden' and 'Celebrating Northern Towns and Cities'.
On Wednesday 30th May at 8.00pm in church
there will be a concert given by The Abbeydale Singers entitled 'This Shining Night'. Tickets £10, to include Fizz and Strawberries, available from the village shop - 'Roberts in Ashford' and from 01629 814283
On Sunday 3rd June at 5.30pm
there will be a final celebratory service in church based on 'Your Favourite Hymns'
This will be followed by drinks and finger food.
All donations made in church are divided between the church and a charity. Money raised for the church has contributed towards the cost of a new organ blower, the new lighting system, repairs to the porch roof and to the chancel roof. This year we are hoping to help with funding for essential repairs to the south section of the main roof. For several years Holy Trinity has supported the Sallay Koroma Orphanage in Sierra Leone sending over £8000 to them. Once the orphanage was well established, we changed our chosen charity and were able to send £1,500 to 'Combat Stress', a charity which supports war veterans suffering from psychological injury. For last two years we have sent £1,500 each year to 'Helen's Trust' a local charity which enables the terminally ill to have the choice to be looked after in their own homes. This year we have decided to continue our support for 'Helen's Trust to help them continue with their amazing work.
The village Well Dressing
also takes place at the same time. The wells will be dressed using flower petals, seeds and other natural materials to produce amazing pictures and texts.
Many thousands of visitors come to the village each year, to see the beautiful floral arrangements in the church and to visit the wells; do come along and join us, we’d love to meet you!