Flower Festival 2018- The Art of Flowers

Sunshine, over 300 visitors and a great team offering help in many different ways led to a very successful flower festival.


Thanks must go to the team of four, Barbara Coe, Katie Huffey, Margaret Garner and Sheila Large for their tireless work and the brilliant idea of using pictures from our talented local artists to inspire the flower arrangements. Roy Huffey and David Lodge gave the team great support with their DIY and picture hanging skills.

Our thanks go to the artists for the loan of their pictures and the flower arrangers for their inspired creations. We are also grateful to the many sponsors, cake makers, plant producers and those who gave up their time to help in many ways. A great team effort! Thank you! The profits of £2125 will be used for essential work on St Lawrence Church tower.

A selection of photos can be found on the gallery page.

Flower Festival Saturday 5th to Monday 7th May

Flower festival - May 5th to 7th  
The Friends of St. Lawrence Church, Bradfield are holding a Flower Festival during the Bank Holiday weekend of the 5th–7th May 2018, from 10.30 to 4.30.The theme of the festival is “The Art of Flowers”. This will involve flower arrangements inspired by local art work which will also be displayed. Entrance £3.50 under 16 free. There will be a craft table for young people to make or colour flowers to add to a decorative wall display in the church room. Light refreshments available.
The Flower Festival is always a popular event and will raise funds to enable essential restoration and repairs to be carried out on the parish church.
Help: If you would like to help with this event by offering time or making cakes or producing plants please contact me 01255 870681 normabarrow@btinternet.com. 

Donations: There is also the opportunity for individuals and organisations to make a donation towards the cost of purchasing flowers for the arrangements. A list of donors will be in the displayed in the church during the festival. This will be with the agreement of the individual donor. If you feel able to support this worthwhile venture a donation form is available at the back of St Lawrence Church or from me via email

Christmas Quiz 2017 answers

The winner of the Christmas Quiz,drawn from the sheets with correct answers,is a joint entry from John and  Joy Baker. Thank you to those who took part. The  quiz plus mistletoe sales made a profit of £165 Well done Fontaine!


lelbs    bells
isentpiota    poinsettia
cleand    candle
gigabrndeer    gingerbread
tewhar    wreath
scralo    carols
edinerer    reindeer
gostinck    stocking
esokoci    cookies
gngego    eggnog
gliseh    sleigh
leves    elves
tenessrp    presents
dranlag    garland
sottlemie    mistletoe
figt    gift
yalohid    holiday
legan    angel
leno    noel
stranemon    ornaments
credembe    December
womanns    snowman
dancy enca    candy cane
sliten    tinsel
eylu    yule
raify    fairy
kerscrac    crackers
nemic spie    mince pies
natved darcalen    advent calendar
eftril    trifle
army dan jephos    Mary and Joseph
sujes    Jesus
pholdur    Rudolph
shatmiscr darc   Christmas card
german    manger
edkony    donkey
thebehelm    Bethlehem
herfat schmatris    Father Christmas
yurket    turkey
srubles stourp    Brussel sprout   (Sorry we lost an S on the way!)

Christmas Craft Market 2017


A big thank you to Kathy Wilkinson for arranging yet another wonderful selection of craft and food stalls, despite having to deal with family illness in the lead up to the event. It was once again a friendly,happy occasion resulting in a profit of £1960. We received a very complementary letter about event, particularly praising Father Christmas.Thank you to everyone who worked so hard preparing and running the event.A specially well done to Fontaine who made a profit of £165 selling the quiz and mistletoe. The winner of the quiz,drawn from the  sheets with correct answers,was John and Joy Baker.