Church Flower Arrangements
Flowers in church are there to beautify, to add colour and light. The beauty of it, of course, is to be found in the eye of the beholder. Contrast the difference between the reflective atmosphere of lent and advent when all flowers are removed with Easter and Christmas when the church bursts to life with colour and vibrancy as it is filled with flowers again.
Flowers have traditionally been given as an expression of love, be it one person to another, or playing their part in a wedding or funeral service. Flowers, in their own way, can speak volumes. So it could be said that flowers in church are there as an expression of our love for God.
At Newbold we have a small group of dedicated and friendly ladies on our flower rota. Our numbers have recently swelled from four to six! Each of us arranges the flowers in church three times a year in two weekly sessions. At Easter, Christmas and Harvest we all get together to fill the church with flowers. These are occasions of camaraderie as we practice and hone our skills. Some of us had no previous experience before we started but have learnt ‘on the job’ with advice willingly given from our more proficient counterparts.
I am sure all our ladies would agree that learning the art of flowering arranging and being able to use our talents to contribute to the life of the church in this way is very rewarding.