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St Michael’s Church Framlingham, is celebrating late Spring Bank Holiday – the traditional Framlingham Gala weekend – with a Festival of Flowers on the theme of Special Days, including Weddings, Baptism, Mothering Sunday, Easter, Pentecost, Christmas and Epiphany.  During this time, the Church will be adorned with dozens of floral displays especially created by the Church’s dedicated and talented flower arrangers.

Over three days, the Church will host a number of complementary artistic and fundraising activities to help the Parochial Church Council maintain and beautify this important historical building.  Money raised will go towards St Michael’s Restoration and Development Programme.

25th ~27th May
Raffle and Tombola featuring fabulous prizes including two tickets to see Ed Sheeran in concert at Chantry Park, Ipswich (any day, 23-26 August).  Raffle tickets available from Bill Bullstrodes, 27 Bridge Street, Framlingham, Tombola tickets available in Church.

25th May     7.30pm
Music for A Summer’s Evening Gala Concert by world-renowned English Soprano, Laura Wright.  Laura first shot to fame as Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year when she was just 14 and attending Framlingham College. These days, she is a classical-popular crossover singer who performs classical and operatic music, popular songs, musical theatre and folk songs.

Tickets £12 (aisle), £10 (side).  Tickets include refreshments and are available from Hall Farm Butchers, 25 Market Hill, Framlingham; from Linda at St Michael’s Church Parish Office Tel: 01728 621255 Email:  framparish@gmail.com; and from Festival Organiser, Wendy Phelan Tel: 01728 720125 Email: wendyap@btinternet.com.

25th May     8am ~ 3pm
Plant Stall on the Market Hill and afterwards in the Church Porch


25th May    10.30am
Official Opening featuring a lively programme of songs from Sing Praise ­- an after-school and holiday club run by St Michael’s Church for children at Sir Robert Hitcham CEVA Primary School Framlingham with singing and music-making at its core.

25th May    11am – 1pm
Jazz Standards and Original Compositions performed by Frank Noble and Ivan Garford on saxophone and piano.

26th May    10am
Festival Family Service at St Michael’ Church celebrating Special Days, especially Baptism, with a complementary display of photos of babies who have been Baptised at the Church.

25th ~27th May
Stained Glass demonstration and display by Revd Mary Lamb, local artist and Associate Priest at St Michael’s Church.  Some items will be for sale with a percentage of revenue going towards the Church’s Restoration and Development Programme.

25th ~27th May
Children’s Arts & Crafts  drop-in activities in the Children’s Corner and floral wooden spoon design competition (entry £1).

25th ~27th May
Reflective Tour including Prayer Stations.

25th ~27th May
Café serving morning coffee, light lunches and afternoon teas.

For further information, photographs and all other information, please contact: Wendy Phelan, Festival Organiser


01728 720125