Exhibition with Flowers

Our Festival this year has the theme ‘Oustide the Box’ and will take place from Saturday 4th – Thursday 9th June. It opens from 10.00am – 6.00pm every day, apart from Sunday (11.00am – 5.00pm) and Thursday (10.00am – 5.00pm).   Refreshments, including delicious home-made cakes and light lunches, are served in the Festival Cafe until 6.00pm each day (5.00pm on Sunday and Thursday).  Admission is free and there is free parking near by.

Tours of the Governors’ Room take place at 12.00 noon and 3.00pm and there is a chance to go up into the Bell Tower at 2.00pm every day.

There are three evening events:

On Saturday 4th June from 7.00pm there will be an entertaining evening with Bella a Capella, ‘four ladies who sing’.  Tickets are £7 (under 16s free) and are available in advance from A E Lee Outfitters.

A service of ‘Songs of Praise’ will take place at 6.00pm on Sunday 5th June and will include music from the Holy Cross choir and hymns chosen by the congregation.

Crediton Town Band will present a concert at 7.00pm on Wednesday 8th June.  There is no charge for this.


Our annual Flower Festival was first held in 1972 as a means of raising much needed funds for the ongoing maintenance and restoration of Holy Cross, Crediton. Each year since, bar three, it has been held around the first week in June and has grown into one of the biggest events of its kind in Devon and Cornwall. Below is a list of recent titles:

2003 – Thank You for the Music
2004 – In the Eye of the Beholder
2005 – Showstoppers!
2006 – Consider the Lilies
2007 – On The Air
2008 – Britain in Particular
2009 – From Shore to Shore
2010 – Tales of Many Things
2011 – Let There be Light
2012 – Eyes on London
2013 – National Treasures
2014 – Lyrics for Life
2015 – Music for the Moment


Flower Festival Comments

“A really perfect day. Well organised, beautifully cooked and presented food and caring and helpful staff. A spectacular church and flower festival. Well done.”

“A really excellent flower festival, so well interpreted. A feast for the eye set in a wonderful and extremely interesting church.”


Enquiries should please be directed to: Sue Sparling Tel: 01363 776681