Christmas at Flowton

We look forward to welcoming you to our services over the Christmas period.

3.00pm on Christmas Eve is our Crib Service. This is especially for families with younger children to enjoy both hearing and taking part in the Nativity story. We invite children to dress up as one of the characters if they wish and we have simple costumes available but this is not a requirement! It is just half an hour with squash and biscuits to end – plenty of time to go home for tea and bed before Santa arrives!

6.30pm on Christmas Eve is our traditional candlelit service with the choir to lead our singing. Everybody welcome, with punch and mince pies to end with! Don’t forget that this service is very popular, and gets busy very quickly so get there early!

8.00am on Christmas Day is our Christmas Communion service.

 

Christmas Fair, 1 Dec

Everyone is warmly invited to the Flowton Christmas Fair on Saturday 1 December between 10am and 12noon in church.

It includes some craft activities, coffee and refreshments, and the last chance to buy the raffle tickets from the Super Raffle! before the winners are drawn that morning.  We are also hoping to have the roof tiles for the Hidden memories signing available.

UPDATE! We raised over £1500 with our super raffle and the top prize went to a Flowton resident. Thank you to all who bought tickets and well done to those who won one of the 16 prizes generously donated by our supporters.

We also had a lovely coffee morning on 1st December, with lots of visitors enjoying Jo’s famous tombola, Christmas crafts and refreshments.

Super Raffle!

Raffle tickets for sale in aid of Flowton church roof repairs. £1 a ticket, books of 5 if you want.
Available from Diana 01473 658335, Margaret 01473 658330, Mary 01473 658522, The Elmsett Post Office and Somersham Community Shop.

Prizes include a week in an Etruscan seaside hideaway (actual photo from hideaway shown here!) plus health club day passes, champagne, vouchers for the Duke of Marlborough and more.

Winning tickets to be drawn at the Christmas Fair on 1 December. 

Hidden memories

One of our roof-repair fundraising activities is “Hidden Memories” – you can sign a roof tile in memory of a loved one, or just as a record that you lived in Flowton in 2018. These will be put on the roof (signed side down) and will of course not be found until the roof needs repairing! A record will be kept of the names. Contact Diana Fawcusif you are interested and we will later arrange a signing date.

Work needed to be carried out on the roof has to be postponed because of a bat roost, so the kitchen etc will be built first, so hopefully we will have a fully functioning church “with facilities” ready for the Flower festival and Open Gardens on June 22nd and 23rd 2019!

Photos copyrighted: Daniel Somers 2018. Used with permission. 

Harvest in Flowton

Don’t forget our harvest dates here in Flowton:

Saturday 13th October, 10am – 12noon – Harvest workshop (all ages!)
Sunday 14th October, 4pm – Harvest Festival and tea
Friday 19th October, 7pm – Flowton Harvest supper

Flowton Fete – update

 

Many many thanks to all who came and supported the church fete again this year. We were blessed with gorgeous weather this after several rainy years and we were entertained in the sunshine with some new games this year. As usual the tea/cake/cream teas sold well.

We raised over £750 for church funds – thank you. 

Flowton WWI commemoration

A commemoration for WWI will be held in Flowton church on Saturday 15 September at 6pm. It will include the stories of the two Flowton men who were killed in action in 1918 and we will be joined by the choir singing songs of the time.

Also included are an exhibition of WWI weapons and memorabilia and a chance to find out able Flowton and the surrounding area in 1918.

If you wish to contribute or find out more, contact Terry Lock.  

Flowton Fete, Sunday 24 June

It’s fete time again. What a roaring success last year’s fete was so we hope you will join us again on Sunday 24 June, between 2-4pm in the churchyard.

  • cream teas
  • cake stall
  • live music
  • book stall, bric-a-brac
  • plant sales
  • *new* games for 2018 
  • Raffle
  • face painting and more!

Any offers for help in advance should be directed to Margaret Laflin or Diana Fawcus.

Proceeds to St Mary’s Church, with 10% to St. Elizabeth’s Hospice.