Celebrate 2012 in flowers

QUARNFORD Parish Church, in the Staffordshire Moorlands village of Flash, will be celebrating 2012 with their four-day flower festival, which begins this weekend.

The event starts on Saturday with the annual Teapot Service at 2pm, a traditional service commemorating The Flash Loyal Union Society.

This is followed by the blessing of the village well and a procession through the village.

On Sunday, a Songs of Praise service will take place at St Paul’s Church at 7pm.

TV auctioneer Adam Partridge, best known as one of the stars of the BBC’s Flog It programme, will be at St Paul’s on Monday, valuing antiques and treasures for a small donation to church funds.

Adam will be valuing items from 2.30pm to 5pm, and the sale of items can also be arranged.

And in the evening, a re-union of local people, and people with connections to the parish who now live elsewhere, will take place at 7.30pm.

The festival closes on Tuesday with a concert by Hollinsclough Silver Band, Flash Primary School children and other local musicians at 7.30pm.

The flower festival is open daily between 11am and 8pm. Refreshments will be served in church.