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Flower Festivals2019-07-12T12:10:41+00:00

Exhibition with Flowers

Our 2019 Flower Festival took place from 1 – 6 June.  The theme this year was ‘Colours of the Wind’. The title was taken from a song in the Disney film ‘Pocohontas’ and among the displays were references to ‘Candle in the Wind’, the Red Arrows , Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day and the ‘Lungs of the City’.

A new team will be taking over the organisation of the Flower Festival next year, so watch this space for all exciting developments.  The provisional dates are Saturday 30 May – Thursday 4 June.

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

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