The Friends of St James the Great, Thorley
Festival of Flowers and Music
25th, 26th and 27th August 2001
Creation, the Fall and Redemption
There are three venues and the attractions/activities in each are shown below. All activities are free of charge unless otherwise stated.
A wheelchair is available for loan and is located at the entrance to the St Barnabas Centre
Please follow the wardens' directions. Two signed spaces are allocated for the use of disabled visitors.
Festival of Flowers and Music in the Church
|Marrying Old and New Testaments, our
theme this year follows the story of Creation and the
Fall from grace of Adam and Eve. However, throughout is
carried the great promise and fulfilment of Redemption in
our Lord Jesus Christ.
Please follow the plan opposite, starting in the porch and then moving from the bell tower to the altar platform. Each arrangement is accompanied by an explanatory quotation.
A final paean of praise will be found in the Lych gate.
Viewing daily 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. except for Sunday between 11.00 a.m. and 12.15 p.m. when a service will be in progress. Please enter via the porch. Access is not restricted during the organ recitals or singing. Leaflets describing the flower arrangements can be obtained from the stewards. The theme is "Creation, the Fall and Redemption".
There will be Organ recitals and the Choir/Music Group will be singing a selection of traditional/modern church music. The Choir will be singing on Saturday between 3.15 p.m. and 4.15 p.m., on Sunday between 4.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m., and on Monday between 3.15 p.m. and 4.15 p.m. The Music Group will be singing on Saturday between 2.30 p.m. and 3.15 p.m., on Sunday between 4.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m., and on Monday between 1.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. The Bells will be rung daily, on Saturday between 2.00 p.m. and 2.30 p.m., on Sunday between 2.30 p.m. and 3.00 p.m., and between 5.30 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. and on Monday between 2.30 p.m. and 3.00 p.m.
Guided Tours of the Church will take place on Saturday, by arrangement with Bill Hardy. On Sunday tours will be at 2.30 p.m. and 3.00 p.m. and on Monday at 2.30 p.m. Bill Hardy will make himself known by appropriate announcements. A charge of £1 will be made for these tours.
Guided Tours of the Tower will take place on Saturday from 2.30 p.m. and on Sunday and Monday from 3.00 p.m. A charge of £1 will be made for these tours.
The Church Room
A selection of plants, available for purchase, is on display outside this venue.
In the main room the Friends of St James will have a selection of souvenirs such as coasters, key rings, pens, pencils, tea towels, notecards. There will be the opportunity to purchase Raffle Tickets at this venue.
The St Barnabas Centre
There are two large halls in this venue and a raised patio at the rear accessed through doors in both halls. Below the patio is a lawned area with a Dutch barn behind..
We apologise that direct wheelchair access to this area is difficult.
A Mini Fete will be held on Monday starting at 12.00 noon finishing at 4.00 p.m. including the sale of cakes, second-hand books, gifts and bric-a-brac.
Refreshments are available throughout each day in this hall. These include ploughman's lunches, cream teas, tea, coffee and soft drinks and a range of snacks. Eating areas are set out in the hall, on the patio and on the lawn below the patio.
An Exhibition of Photographic works will be found in the Cowshed Rooms along the corridor to the right of the servery.
Ice creams are on sale in this hall.
Raffle tickets are on sale throughout each day. The draw will be held on Monday at 4.30 p.m. in this hall.
A woodturner will be at work throiughout the Festival in this hall.
Guided Tours of the Barn will take place by arrangement with Bill Hardy on Saturday. They will also take place at 2.00 p.m. on Sunday; further Tours on Sunday are by arrangement after 3.45 p.m. Tours on Monday will be at 11.30 a.m., 2.00 p.m. and also after 3.00 p.m., again by arrangement. Bill Hardy will make himself known by appropriate announcements. A charge of £1 will be made for these tours.
There is an Art Exhibition with works by Local Artists. Exhibits which are available for purchase. Paintings can be reserved by payment and collected after 4.00 p.m. on Monday.
The various groups of St James the Great have contributed to a visual display and the Outreach Group are manning an information desk.
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