SUMMER FESTIVAL HISTORY

Annual Flower Festivals were held nearly every year from 1972 to 2019 around the first week in June and at their peak, were one of the biggest events of the kind in Devon and Cornwall. Below is a list of the last ten Festivals. They were introduced as a means of raising much needed funds for the ongoing maintenance and restoration of Holy Cross, Crediton.

Post Covid and for a variety of other reasons, it has not been (and will not be) possible to reinstate the Flower Festival in its previous form. But the funds are still needed so this year, we are delighted to announce that we are able to put on an Exhibition, highlighted with flowers.

 CREDITON’S TREASURE

Crediton Parish Church – Friday 31 May and Saturday 1 June from 10am to 5pm and Sunday 2 June from 11am to 5pm

The Church of the Holy Cross in the heart of Crediton is one of the town’s treasures. Do come along to this exhibition, highlighted with flowers, to celebrate and show off the many interesting features and artefacts in this historic church. Visit and see its fine architecture and learn its history through its stained glass, woodcarvings, sculpture and colourful vestments, its treasured 17th Century church silver and long music tradition. Take the challenge to find our Green Man! Over the centuries and up to the present day, the people who use this building are also treasures as is the peaceful churchyard now being recreated into a green community space. Make a fascinating visit to this Grade 1 listed building, one of the 350 major parish churches in England and featured in Simon Jenkins’ book of One Thousand Best Churches.

Enjoy a cream tea in the nearby Boniface Centre Café where light refreshments of coffee/tea/sandwiches/ cakes/cream teas will be served from 10am to 4pm on 31 May and 1 June and from 2pm to 4pm on 2 June.

Church Shop and Bric-a-Brac stalls. Free parking, Disabled Access, Free Admission. For enquiries or group bookings, contact Anne on 01363 772865 or email:creditonchurchevent@gmail.com.

Make a day out of it! Why not combine your visit to the church and Boniface Centre with the…………

CREDITON ARTS CENTRE SUMMER SHOW

Crediton Arts Centre, East Street, Crediton – Saturday 25 May to Saturday 1 June from 10am to 4pm and Sunday 2 June from 10am to 2pm

Just over the road from Crediton Parish Church, you will find Crediton Arts Centre where for the first time, this summer show is another opportunity to see the work of local artists as part of the Arts Centre’s ongoing programme through a variety of events, such as Town Trails and exhibitions at the Boniface Centre and the White Room. The Main Studio will be transformed into an exhibition space with artwork by 13 artists on show, covering a range of two and three-dimensional media, with an opportunity to buy original artwork as well as prints and cards. In Studio Two, the work of students who attend a variety of professionally led Arts Centre classes will be displayed. Free entry.

Previous Flower Festivals.

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
2016 – Thinking Outside the Box
2017 – What’s the Point…
2018 – In Our Element
2019 – Colours of the Wind

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.”

Contact

Enquiries should please be directed to: Anne Jerman Tel: 01363 772865 or email: creditonchurchevent@gmail.com

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