Spring flower festival a ‘drop of delight’ for church and visitors

Despite hammering rain and chilly temperatures, beautiful snowdrops bought crowds in their droves to a village place of worship last weekend for the church’s biggest 
fundraiser of the year.

June Bullock of Belchford with her knitted chidrens clothes EMN-220222-125812001
June Bullock of Belchford with her knitted chidrens clothes EMN-220222-125812001

Edlington St Helen’s church held their annual snowdrop festival as the spring flowers bloomed all around the church, and dozens of people braved the inclement weather to come along and support the church’s cause.

As well as the chance to admire the beautiful snowdrops scattered around the church grounds, there were also craft stalls and stands run by local businesses inside the church.

Churchwarden Kathie Birks said that event was busiest between 10am and 12noon when the heavens opened.

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“We had some lovely comments from people in our visitors book and it was nice to be able to hold the event again,” she said, “The snowdrops have been a delight and people come from all over to see them, including Nettleham and Lincoln.”

The event raised hundreds of pounds for church funds, but the church committee are aiming to raise more than £15,000 to renovate the porch at the front of the building, and also need to keep fundraising throughout the year to keep afloat.

More fundraising events will be taking place later this year.

Church warden, Kathie Birks EMN-220222-125712001
Sally Scarfe of Edlington with Emily Hill EMN-220222-125837001
L-R Rev'd Cilla Smith, Patricia Scholey. EMN-220222-125745001