RAIN was coming down like the proverbial stair rods, but an archway of sunflowers provided a sunny welcome for visitors to the revived St Teath Church Flower Festival.
The event began over 40 years ago, but had to take a break last year. The theme for the relaunch of the prestigious event was ‘Music in Bloom’, and choir member, Sue Imber, chose ‘You are the Sunshine of my Life’ for her stunning golden archway over the porch door.
Village organisations and local flower arrangers always offer enthusiastic support to the flower festival and the choice of subjects ranged from the school’s ‘There’s a Worm at the Bottom of the Garden’ to ‘All That Jazz’ from Timepiece, and ‘The Planets’ by the Community Bus.
A selection of teddy bears kept a watchful eye on visitors from the football club’s display of ‘Teddy Bears’ Picnic’, and visitors were particularly attracted to a gaily decorated bicycle, made for two, for ‘Daisy, Daisy’, courtesy of the community centre.
This was the first flower festival for Camel-Allen cluster, priest-in-charge, the Rev Angela Cooper. She said: “I was amazed by the wonderfully inventive and colourful displays, the lovely food and the great atmosphere as friends, old and new, got together to work and to chat. Bishop Chris, Bishop of St Germans, who took our celebration service on Sunday morning, enjoyed it too.
“Even before we’ve added up all that was donated, I’d say it was a resounding success. Thanks to all those who contributed their time, talents and good company, as well as those who gave towards the upkeep of this lovely church.”