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 decided in January.
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'.
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 and last year £1,500 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!