Flowers for special occasions
During the Church year we have no flowers during Lent or Advent, but a number of occasions merit something special:
Mothering Sunday: Posies are prepared by the flower team which are blessed and handed out on this special day
Easter: At Easter, we have a special collection for the Church to be decorated with lilies, and people are invited to donate ‘a lily in memory of a loved one’.
Regatta: During Henley Royal Regatta week we decorate the Church in a pink theme, as this is the colour of Leander Club.
Harvest Festival: All the team members gather to assemble as many arrangements as possible, in bright colours, with fruits, berries, and a Harvest Loaf, to make St Mary’s an especially joyous and festive place each harvest time.
Christmas: The festive season is an occasion when the whole team can meet for lunch and discuss our plans with a usual colour scheme of white, silver and gold.
Wedding Flowers: Once the wedding date has been confirmed, arrangements are made to meet the bride, her family, and chosen florist, to discuss and offer advice on the various arrangements. Occasionally the flowers are transferred to the reception afterwards, in which case we ask that at least two arrangements are left in St Mary’s.