Final call to take part in Crediton Parish Church’s Virtual Flower Festival colouring and photo competitions

By Alan Quick   |   Editorial Manager/Photojournalist   |
Wednesday 20th May 2020 5:30 am
Crediton Parish Church. AQ 4413 ()

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THE annual Crediton Parish Church’s Flower Festival was originally scheduled to run from Saturday, May 30 to Thursday, June 4, but due to the Coronavirus has had to be postponed until 2021.

Instead, a Virtual Flower Festival is being held with a colouring competition and a photo competition taking place.

The full details of the Colouring and Photo competitions appeared in the "Courier" on April 24, and also in the May Parish Magazine.

Full details are available on the Flower Festival’s page of the church website: .

The closing date for submissions is Monday, May 25.

If possible, please email your photos and/or coloured pictures to: [email protected] or if that’s not possible, drop them into the Crediton Morrisons or Tesco stores.

The competitions will be judged by Revd Matthew Tregenza, Frank Letch (Mayor) and Jenni Pitts with the winners being announced on Devon Day (Friday, June 5, 2020).

There will also be an additional prize from Bishop Furry for the best colouring in of him for the Under 12s.

Winning pictures will be published in the "Courier" as well as uploaded to the Crediton Festival’s Facebook page and Bishop Furry’s Facebook page and the Crediton Parish Church website.

Prizes will be given out at the 2021 Flower Festival where you will be able to see the object that was the inspiration of the over 12s colouring competition.

The Parish Church is very grateful to Sue Smith Glass for the offer of the loan of the object (one of the surprises!) and permission to adapt her designs for the competition.

Whilst it is free entry to this competition, these are challenging times financially for many charities, organisations and businesses. Crediton Parish Church and its 12 Governors are not exception to this.

The 2020 Flower Festival was expected to raise around £8,000 net and the loss of the income significantly reduces the amount available to the Governors for the repair and maintenance of the fabric of the building.

A crowdfunding page can be found at: and the aim is to try and raise an equivalent sum of £8,000.

Donations would be welcomed to the "Virtual Flower Festival" Appeal, but the organisers also understand that at this time, there are so many personal and community needs.

Gift Aid donations up to £20 can be made automatically but if anyone wants to donate more or to donate by BACS or by cheque, the advice is please get in touch.

Enjoy the competition as well as you can and for any other queries please telephone Stella Stephens, Festivals Co-ordinator on 07960 388198.


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