Flower festival planned at Wensleydale church to celebrate Jubilee

Aysgarth Church. Photo: Pip Pointon.

The seven decades of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II will be celebrated at St Andrew’s Church, Aysgarth, during the Platinum Jubilee weekend with a flower festival with arrangements to interest all ages.

Twenty talented flower arrangers from the church and the Wensleydale Flower Club will create displays marking significant royal and social events in each of the seven decades of the Queen’s reign ranging from the Coronation regalia to Coronation Chicken, the Royal Yacht Britannia to Beatlemania, and right up to the Queen’s Green Canopy Initiative to mark her Jubilee.

The festival runs for five days over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend, from Thursday June 2 to Monday June 6.

The church will be open on June 2 from 9am to 3.30pm, and then daily from 9am to 6pm.

Entry is free of charge but donations would be appreciated.

On Sunday, June 5 at 11am there will be a Pentecost service which, in common with churches throughout the UK and Commonwealth, will celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and her years of faith and service.