The Parish Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, St. Osyth, Essex



We have many social and charity fund raising events during the year. One of the main events is the annual Flower Festival held over the August Bank Holiday weekend which attracts a large number of visitors who always seem to enjoy the event, as well as the refreshments provided.

The ‘Festival’ includes an open-air service on the Sunday morning (weather permitting) celebrating with ‘Songs of Praise’ worship and prayer.

Our Festivals always have a theme. In 2012 it was the year itself, with the olympic games and the Jubilee featuring a lot as you might expect. Other events include a variety of concerts, a special “All Hallows” evening for children in October and an annual Christmas Fayre.




Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August 2016


Organised by the Friends of St. Osyth Parish Church

(photos by John White and Gordon Bunting)

This year's Festival proved to be a successful theme, with a good mixture of hymns and contempory and traditional songs chosen for the different displays, with a few added bonus displays too! The weekend started with a special preview night with entertainment from "HARBOUR LIGHTS" a trio of musicians/singers who provided a light hearted concert with the emphasis on entertainment & audience participation. Their material featured local traditional songs and tunes, music hall and a few more recent gems.

The profit made from the event was an amazing £3047.10 and thanks must go the organisers - especially Allison Bond, Sue White & Steph Smith. In the accompanying programme, Revd. Sharon expressed her sincere thanks to all who helped with the planning, fund raising, flower arranging, preparation of the church, refreshments and the manning of the church in order to allow this to happen.

Flower arrangements were made by:

Allison Bond; St. Osyth Parish Church Children's Sunday Club; Judith Sandercock; Bubs Seabeck; Carol Simeon; Margaret Dunn; the Horticultural Society; Lynda Hancox; Christine Harman for the St. Osyth WI; L&K Funeral Directors & Donna's Flowers; Steph Smith for the Dumont Luncheon Club; Christine Harman for the Historical Society; Sandra Price; the Royal British Legion; Sue White; Brenda Lord; Libby Fisher; Penny Rose; Janine Wyman; the Oracle Church; Helen Brown; Anne Day; Pauline Green & Audrey Harris; Tina Edwards; Zoe Ratford for St. Osyth Methodist Church; Heather Morton & Jill Bligh; Butterfly Flowers; Beth Murray; Alan Powell; Sue Baker & Paula Mathews

Donations towards flowers were kindly given by:

Bubbles Hair Salon; Ling Builders; Nisa; NACO; Hutleys Caravan Park; The Red Lion, St. Osyth; The Kings Arms, St Osyth; the St. Osyth Social Club; Buzz Training; the Tuesday Carpet Bowls Group; the St. Osyth Parish Church Choir; the Dumont Luncheon Club; Tom & Sonia Grantham; Mr & Mrs S Brittain; Ruby & Barry Hills; John & Sandy Kemp and Nicola Underwood. In addition Christine Smith & Daphne Barton each sponsored a display.

The "Friends" are most grateful for the many donations which were given in memoriam by:

David Fox & Family; Lesley & Martin Croxford; Pat Smith; Joy Clinton; Elizabeth Doe & Sue White; John & Sue White; Dulcie Evans; Vera Platt, Jill Bligh & Heather Morton; Stephanie Smith & Leslie Jones; Carol Haigh; Chris & Sidge Kenny; Marjorie & Michael Talbot

The event programme was printed by ENTRAC PRINTING




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