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St Bartholomew's Church in Dinard (website www.stbarts-dinard.org.uk )  was once again the venue for a flower festival which is the idea of ex Jersey resident Corrie Stein.

 

Taking place on the 8th, 9th and 10th July this year's theme was musical.  Arrangements of flowers were complemented by musical instruments, music being the inspiration for this floral event.

 

As usual English cream teas were served on the lawn outside the church.  A lot of hard work went into the festival but it was certainly a success with only standing room left for the Church service on Sunday!  The Reverend Gareth Randall who is Priest in Charge of St. Bartholomew's, was present.  Helpers included Guernsey residents ex Deputy Roger Berry and his wife Kate  who worked hard on serving teas and preparing sandwiches helped by ex Jersey resident Shiela Frost.  Other helpers and flower arrangers included Diana Wilson, Kathy Saxton-Howes, Doreen Cronshaw, Ian and Sylviue Phillips, Elaine Dunstan and Doreen Collier. In addition Marjorie Mitchell came from England to help as did Penny Bensted from Jersey.

 

Another ex Jersey resident, Victor Pumfrett created the beautiful flower arrangements helped by a team of flower arrangers. 

 

Singer and song writer Christine Holmes,wrote a hymn specially for the occasion and sang in the church each afternoon

Flower arrangement in entrance to the church

A treble clef incorporated into a flower arrangement welcomed visitors into the church

 

 

Karen Blampied

Click here to read about the festival in 2010 involving the work of Jersey iconographer Karen Blampied

 

 

 

 

 

Corrie Stein

The conception of ex Jersey resident, Corrie Stein, this was the third year the  festival has taken place. 

Flower displays were placed in each window of the church.  This display was set in a picture frame

 

Altar, flower arrangement and harp

Arrangement including drum

 

The harp placed in front of the altar was one of the instruments loaned by Le Temple of Dinard. http://ancientemple.free.fr

The arrangement - above - incorporates a drum.

 

 

 

Le Temple in Dinard

Ukeles in Le Temple

French horns were played by Simon Locke and John Davey in the garden after the Sunday morning service.

Apart from sales of instruments, sheet music and cd's Le Temple is a treasure trove  of gifts, table settings, china, candles and flowers.  Le Temple stocks a vast variety of teas.  The building was at one time a protestant church.
.St Bartholomews Church, Dinard   Matching flower arrangements and cherubs sit side by side in one of the windows of the Church.  

 

 

 

 

Flower arrangements in front of stained glass window
On the Saturday afternoon a group of musicians - ‘La Note
Buissonnière - played traditional Breton music on the lawn

Click here to read about last year's event.