Tuesday, April 2, 2013


Hoylake’s beautiful parish church is set to become even lovelier this summer when a flower festival is staged in the historic building.
St Hildeburgh’s will be bedecked with gorgeous blossoms in no fewer than 30 displays throughout the church. The town’s World War I memorial, honouring the 168 Hoylake men who died, which stands in St Hildeburgh's wooded grounds, will also be specially decorated.
The festival, with the theme of The Glory of Creation, is to be opened by Esther McVey, MP for Wirral West and Minister for the Disabled, on the year’s longest day, Friday June 21, and will continue to Sunday, June 23.
The festival is being widely supported, with the floral art societies of Wirral, Hoylake, New Brighton and Heswall joining the members of St Hildeburgh's Ladies’ Guild to create the arrangements. Themes of the 30 displays will range from the sublime, entitled Eternity's Sunrise, to the humorous, with Great British Bake-off.
Festival times will be: Friday 7-9.30 pm; Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 11am-4pm, followed by Songs of Praise. Refreshments will be available throughout the event.
St Hildeburgh's Church, Hoylake, is at the corner of The King’s Gap and Stanley Road (opposite the Green Lodge).
Tickets will cost £4. For availability, contact the organiser, Brenda Gande on brendagande@yahoo.co.uk, or watch this website.

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