Lynsted Church Flower Festivals - 1984 to 2004

1984 Village Life (Including a Brief History of the Church)
1986 Saints and Seasons (including narratives and newspaper extracts)
1988 All Good Gifts Around Them (44 Images)
1990 No Records - do you have any to share?
1992 Songs of Praise (55 Images)
1994 Poetry and Prose
1996 No Records - do you have any to share?
1998 Love and Marriage (22 Images)
2000 Kent our County (59 Images)
2002 Golden Jubilee (26 Images)
2004 Our Prayers and Praises (67 Images)
2004 Verses

Contributions: Our main contributors of images and programmes include Marlene King, Jennifer Bones, Ann Diamond, Jean Waters, Ray and Marion Clark, and Nigel and Lis Heriz-Smith. If you have any others, please help us to complete the archive.

Programmes: Often these include diagrams of the church layout, commentaries by the resident priests and historical notes for the church. Each flower festival was given a theme to inspire the many floral designs.

Background to the Flower Festivals: In the words of Rev. Bill Hill in the first (1984) Programme:

"This is the first Flower Festival held in this church during its 800 years of existence. At least we think so!
What we do know is that there has been a church in Lynsted for at least that length of time.
Although the village has spread out over the centuries people still feel that the heart of the village is the group of houses around the church and the theme of our Festival reflects this idea. We are trying to show it horizontally by depicting its many facets and vertically by reliving our lives from birth to death.
As you move around the church think of the countless thousands who have also looked around this place and whose lives have been bound up within its walls.
We hope that you will enjoy your visit.
God bless you all,
Bill Hill"


Collections of images shared by families, found in book publications, newspapers and internet sites and resources.

These can be explored by following this link.

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