Patronal Flower Festival

Sadlythe 2021 Festival is again cancelled due to the Coronavirus.

A Flower festival is held each year in church to celebrate the Trinity to which the church is dedicated but due to Covid-19 restrictions the festival has been cancelled for the last two years.

However we hope to hold it again in 2022.  Trinity Sunday falls on the 12th June in 2022 and the Flower Festival will open on Saturday 11th and continue until Sunday 19th June. 
In 2020 we were hoping to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the re-opening of the church after extensive re-ordering which was instigated by the Rev'd Luxmore, who was the vicar of Holy Trinity church for 52 years.  As 1870 was  the Victorian era  we had chosen our theme  'The Victorians'  to reflect their loves and achievements, many of which are still with us today, so we have decided to stay with this theme for 2022. 

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';'Celebrating Northern Towns and Cities' and 'The Commonwealth' and ‘Out and About in the Peak District’

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, the chancel roof and to the south-side of the knave roof.    For several years Holy Trinity  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 three 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. 

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!