Flower Festival brightens up All Saints’ Church

A FLOWER Festival was recently held at All Saints’ Parish Church in Tullylish to celebrate 150 years of their church. The foundation stone for the original All Saints’ Church was laid in 1861. The original church occupied a site a short distance away from the present building.

The Theme of the flower festival was ‘Celebration’ with displays of flowers celebrating God’s gift of love in Jesus. The opening ceremony was conducted by Baroness May Blood.

Attending the festival local Ulster Unionist MLA Jo-Anne Dobson MLA said, “The church looked so colourful and bright and all the displays are a credit to those who put so much time and detail into the arrangements. It was great to see so many people coming to Tullylish on a lovely sunny day to view the displays and read the messages and themes associated with each display.

“Flower festivals are always a colourful and artistic way for churches to reach out to the local community and I know that this festival will attract people from across Northern Ireland to visit our local area, view the skills of flower arranging as well as learning about and contributing to the work of the church.

“I would like to commend all those involved in the organisation of the festival, not least the Rector Arthur Young whose constant presence, support and hard work is always visible.”