Flower Festival at St Annes RC Church

The Mayor and Mayoress of Blackburn opened the Flower Festival with Fr Birmingham (far left) and some of the many volunteers

 The Mayor of Blackburn Councillor Dorothy Walsh returned to her former parish of St. Anne’s to officially open the flower festival on Thursday 21st September.

She then enjoyed a guided tour around the church with event organiser Joan Entwistle. (shown next to one of the displays.)

The event has taken over two years of planning, and, in the last week, has involved some 30 - 40 volunteers working solidly every day in order to create the stunning displays depicting many bible themes, from the ‘Bread of Life’ at the entrance through to the ‘Resurrection’ at the main altar.

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