'The holly in the windy hedge
And round the manor house the yew
Will soon be stripped to deck the ledge
The alter, font and arch and pew
So that the villagers can say
"The church looks nice" on Christmas Day'.
The church was decorated in time for the Carol service two weeks ago so some of the greenery had started to look a bit dried out and fed up. Alex & Kate popped in to refresh and titivate in time for the Bishop taking the Service on Sunday morning.
A wet & chilly outdoor florist!
The pulpit, which you'll be glad to learn isn't used for preaching from, the Minister doesn't have to fight his way through the branches!
This beautiful flowering twig has developed more flowers over the last fortnight. It smells beautiful too.
(Author can't remember what it is!)
A pew end arrangement
The Bishops chair placed ready
Alex made the crib some years ago from old canal boards so is appropriately rustic.
Te lectern has an arrangement tied securely on to it's post
The font at the back of the church with the nativity on the right.The Wisemen and the Shepherds are placed else where in the church as the haven't arrived there yet & the baby Jesus will be placed in the manger by a child on Christmas Morning
You wouldn't know that there was a bright orange animal feed bucket full of pebbles underneath all of this!
Seemed the safest way to secure this effusive arrangement!
The Senior Floral Landscape Artist larks about!