Craft Fair

We will not be  holding our usual 6 day Flower Festival in June 2022, however plans are progressing for  a Craft Fair on  Saturday 28th May.  It will be a celebration of Devon crafts featuring displays and demonstrations.  Refreshments will be served in the Boniface Centre.

Flower Festival 2020

We are delighted to announce the following as winners to the Virtual Flower Festival 2020 Competition.
Under 12s colouring competition – Zinnia Bromell-James
Bishop Furry Prize – Effiah Rous
Over 12s colouring competition – Sandra Collier
Lockdown Project – Sandra Thresher
Garden photo – Julie Farell
Indoor Display – Stephen Brannan
Flower Photo – Julie Farell
Judges Special Choice – Zinnia Bromell-James
Thank you to all who took part and have supported the Virtual Flower Festival. It has been an amazing response with over 100 entries and ages ranging from 2 to 100. It is not too late to donate at and help us raise £8,000, the sum equivalent to the net proceeds from the Flower Festival which is used for the repair and maintenance of the fabric of the church.  We are able to Gift Aid donations up to £20 automatically but if you wished to donate more or to donate by BACS or by cheque, please get in touch.

Bishop Furry Prize – Effiah Carr

Over 12s colouring competition – Sandra Collier

Under 12s Colouring Competition & Judges Special Choice – Zinnia Bromell-James

Indoor Display – Stephen Brannan

Flower Photo – Julie Farell

Garden photo – Julie Farell

Lockdown Project – Sandra Thresher

Festival History

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
2016 – Thinking Outside the Box
2017 – What’s the Point…
2018 – In Our Element
2019 – Colours of the Wind
2020- No Flower Festival due to Covid-19 pandemic
2021 – Rainbows and Lockdown Hobbies, min-festival

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