Flower Festivals

Exhibition with Flowers

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 (click to view pictures):

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

Exhibition with Flowers 2016
Saturday 4th June to Thursday 9th June

Our chosen title is ‘Outside the Box’.

Dates for 2017 Saturday 3 June – Thursday 8 December

Exhibition with Flowers 2015 – ‘Music for the Moment’

The theme of our annual flower festival this year was ‘Music for the Moment’. Visitors enjoyed some magical musical moments- romantic and celebratory, with lots of rhythm., interpreted in eye-catching floral arrangements.
The floral exhibition took place from Saturday May 30th to Thursday June 4th with opening hours of 10.30am to 7pm except Thursday 10.30am to 5pm and Sunday 11am – 6pm. Visits to the historic Governors’ Room and the Bell Tower were popular and the Art Exhibition in the Boniface Centre was much appreciated. Refreshments, featuring locally sourced food and home-made cakes and puddings, were available all day until 5pm. Admission and parking were free.
The Saturday evening concert by our Holy Cross Choir at 7pm on Saturday May 30th (tickets £7) was given to a packed audience and a Songs of Praise service was held at 6pm on Sunday May 31st. A concert by Crediton Town Band with free admission at 7pm on Wednesday 3rd June was also well attended. We welcomed 2,550 visitors to the exhibition and the sum raised after expenses was £8,392.83. All the proceeds will be used for ongoing maintenance projects at Holy Cross Crediton.

Coach parties are welcome at our Festival but pre-booking of both the visit and any refreshments are essential.

Many of the artefacts used in the displays each year are provided by members of the church, some are hired or loaned free of charge. Similarly flowers and foliage used are provided from local gardens or are bought in from Covent Garden. Each year the Festival is planned and brought to fruition by a small committee over the preceding nine months.

Our 2014 Flower Festival, ‘Lyrics for Life’, took place from Saturday 31st May – Thursday 5th June.. The poetry theme proved very popular with many visitors taking extra time to stop and read the poems depicted by the various displays. Visits to the Governors’ room and bell tower were much appreciated as was the concert given by Crediton Town Band on Wednesday evening. Below are some pictures from this year’s festival


Enquiries should please be directed to: Sue Sparling Tel: 01363 776681 or using the email below: