Hitchin church celebrates 125th anniversary with community flower festival

St Faith’s Parish Church, in Hitchin, celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. Picture: Alan Mill

St Faith’s Parish Church, in Hitchin, celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. Picture: Alan Millard - Credit: Archant

St Faith’s Church in Hitchin celebrated its 125th anniversary last weekend with a community flower festival.

The community flower festival raised over £400 for the church and Dementia UK. Picture: Alan Millard

The community flower festival raised over £400 for the church and Dementia UK. Picture: Alan Millard. - Credit: Archant

The church opened its doors all day Saturday and Sunday afternoon, as church groups created unique flower displays.

Groups such as the book club, the arts club and the Mothers' Union - which meet at St Faith's - designed creative floral displays alongside souvenirs and keepsakes. Church warden Joan Worboys, who organised the festival, said: "It was a terrific weekend. On Sunday particularly we had a great number come through the doors. We had teas and cakes and received some lovely comments from members of the public."

The Mothers' Union display complete with hats and scarves. Picture: Allan Millard

The Mothers' Union display complete with hats and scarves. Picture: Allan Millard - Credit: Archant

The festival raised more than £400, which was split between St Faith's and Dementia UK, the church's designated charity.

Other events to commemorate the 125th anniversary include a visit by the Bishop of Hertford on October 6.

The Art Club display accompanied by an array of its own pieces. Picture: Allan Millard

The Art Club display accompanied by an array of its own pieces. Picture: Allan Millard - Credit: Archant

St Faith’s Parish Church, in Hitchin, celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. Picture: Allan Mil

St Faith’s Parish Church, in Hitchin, celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. Picture: Allan Millard - Credit: Allan J Millard

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After Eights are a social club that meet at the church at 8pm every third Tuesday. Picture: Allan Mi

After Eights are a social club that meet at the church at 8pm every third Tuesday. Picture: Allan Millard - Credit: Alan J Millard

St Faiths Parish Church, in Hitchin

St Faiths Parish Church, in Hitchin - Credit: Archant

Trefoil Guild is a branch of Guiding and Scouting for over 18s. Picture: Allan Millard

Trefoil Guild is a branch of Guiding and Scouting for over 18s. Picture: Allan Millard - Credit: Archant

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DCIM\101GOPRO - Credit: St. Faith's Church


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