St Michael's Church Festival, Windhill, Bishops Stortford
May 18th, 19th, 20th, 2012
!! See photo's of the Festival at St Michael News Blog !!
Welcome to this Festival of Celebration at St Michael’s Church, Bishop’s Stortford.
The present church building has stood on this site since the beginning of the 15th Century. Over the centuries it has witnessed the Town grow from a small hamlet to the size it is today. Through those years it has stood as a symbol of the abiding presence of God in this Town.
Today, it is home to a lively worshipping congregation and it the venue for expressing much of the Town’s life. The purpose of our Festival is to celebrate the rich diversity of our Town and Church, and to give as many people as possible the chance to see and appreciate what is good about Bishop’s Stortford
We hope you enjoy the Flower Festival and the many displays and events of the three days. You are of course more than welcome to attend the church service on Sunday, 20th at 10.00 am when our guest preacher will be the Dean of St Alban’s Cathedral and our Songs of Praise on the same day at 6.00 pm
We hope and trust that the co-operation between Town and Church will continue for many years to come. We truly have a rich Inheritance on which to build.
If you would like to participate in any way, please call the Parish Office on 01279 654416
|Friday 18th May, 10am to 4pm||
Festival of Flowers
with a “Celebrations” theme.
Exhibitions of creative arts and crafts
In the Church and Windhill Churches Centre
|Saturday 19th May, 10am to 4pm||
Festival of Flowers and Exhibitions plus
Celebration Fete and Fun
in the Churchyard,
Windhill Churches Centre and on the Monastery Green.
Barbeque, Bar and Band
Bouncy Castle * Face painting * Art and Craft activities for children * Local enterprise stands * Cake, Plant and Book Stalls * Bric a Brac
Ploughman’s Lunches and Refreshments
Bell Peal and Tours of the Belfry.
|Saturday 19th May, 1.30pm to 4pm||
Country Dance displays by local schools
at 1.30 pm, 2.30 pm and 3.30 pm
on the Monastery Green
Organ and Piano music played during the afternoon in the church to include:
Suite Bergamasque - Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Enigma Variations - Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Sortie - Lefébure-Wély (1817-1869)
Toccata (from Symphony No. 5 in F) - Widor (1844-1937)
|Saturday 19th May, 7.30pm||
'Music for Springtime’
A concert of popular music
Come and enjoy musical talent new to St Michael’s.
Tickets £5 - including a glass of wine - available from the Parish Office and the Tourist Information Office.
|Sunday 20th May, 10am||
The Very Reverend Dr Jeffrey John, Dean of St Alban’s Cathedral, will preach
|Sunday 20th May, 12noon to 4pm||
Festival of Flowers and Exhibitions
Refreshments in Windhill Churches Centre
|Sunday 20th May, 6pm||
Festival closes with a
Songs of Praise Service.
The “Top Ten” hymns chosen by popular vote
Bishop's Stortford NADFAS Jane Cotton
Toby & Madi Marchand David & Mandy Hood
Beryl Jones Karen’s Cakes
Alan & Brenda Dearman Cie Jewellers
Peter & Madge Paye John & Vivienne Emmett
Sue Timms Gill Dean
Gavin & Emer Mintern Frances Abraham
Ileana Cox Richard & Elspeth Lewin
David & Katharine Stanley Alan & Pat Matthews
Rosemary Thomson Peter & Margaret Blascos
Brenda Cross Pat & Dick Prime
St Michael’s Choir St Michael’s Bell Ringers
East Herts YMCA