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A Group of 52 of us set off on Friday 21st July for York Minster's Flower Festival. After waiting in a long queue, our patience was rewarded. The object of our pilgrimage, I must mention, had taken three years to plan, and a whole three days to arrange. There were all kinds of flowers from all over the World, far too numerous to mention in detail.
Our attention was, however, drawn to the South Transept, where a magnificent display of flowers took on the beautiful, proud form of a peacock.
In the Chapter House there was an ornate display of Festal Vestments, Copes and Chasubles. Accompanying these individual items were floral arrangements, chosen to blend with the colours of the vestments.
All the statues In the Nave were richly adorned with flowers. At one point, we were told that two thousand chrysanthemums alone had gone into one display.
Many of us left the Minster with new ideas for the decoration of our own churches. After a short tea at St. William's College, we left York and arrived home just after 9pm.
Vera Atkin

Council of Churches.


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