The URC at Sion this year celebrates its bicentenary, and as part of the year-long festivities, which have already included a special anniversary service, the church has organised a Festival of Flowers at the church on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 June.
The anniversary marks the founding of the first free church in Jersey on the site 200 years ago, and the flower displays will each depict subjects based on the theme of ‘celebration’.
It will also feature Island events which have taken place over the last 200 years, including the Liberation at the end of the Second World War and several national jubilees, as well as displays showing other celebrations on the Island this year like that of Durrell, Girlguiding and St Clement’s Flower Club, who are all celebrating landmark years of existence.
Also featuring will be celebrations and anniversaries in people’s everyday lives such as weddings, baptisms, wedding anniversaries, Christmas, Easter and Communion, and the central display will be based upon the church’s special anniversary.
The minister at the URC at Sion, the Rev Patrick McManus, said that he was very much looking forward to the event.
‘This festival provides an ideal opportunity to demonstrate how the church has served the community for over 200 years and still remains at the heart of life in Sion village today,’ he said.
‘Apart from the magnificent floral displays kindly created for us by St Clement’s Flower Club, I would also like to thank the members of the church for their generous donations and sponsorship towards the cost of the flowers, and also to the festival co-ordinator and one of our elders, Philip Fowles, for his vision in creating the event.’
Everyone is welcome at the event and entry, between 10 am and 6 pm each day, is £1 by programme at the door.