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The Festivals that make up our Church's year
The Church of St John the Evangelist, Shobdon, Herefordshire
part of the Arrowvale Group of Parishes

Welcome to the Shobdon Festival web site.

Shobdon Flower Festival 26th & 27th September 2015

The Flower Festival in Shobdon Church this year will take place on the weekend of the 26th & 27th September. This is a different time of the year for the festival and it is to be a celebration of autumn. It is hoped this year that very little money is spent on flowers as we hope that the gardeners of Shobdon will take up the challenge and grow some flowers for us!

The colours will be orange yellow, peach, red and white. Flowers that are suggested are: sunflowers, dahlias, crocosmia (monbretia) hydrangeas (white) larkspur, gladioli, marigolds, alstroemerias, bells of Ireland, serum, calendula, seed heads plus gourds and squashes.

There will be refreshments (teas, coffees, lunches) music in the church and possibly a small marquee with a few local food stalls. A competition for the 'best basket of home-grown vegetables'

We want to keep it 'local' with flower arrangers, flowers and stallholders. If you would like to help or require further information please do not hesitate to call: Marcia Lynch-Staunton 01568-708360, Anne Walker 01568-708712 or for advice on flowers to grow Pam Bufton on 01568-708362.

Photos from Previous Festivals

Church Festivals We've all heard of Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter and Harvest but what about the others that are mentioned during other services throughout the year. Over time we plan to expand on these and provide a reference which, we hope, will will enable you to extend your knowledge of the church and its history.

A list of the important dates can be found here and we plan to explore these in more detail so remember to come back regularly to check!

Shobdon Church The Church is part of the Arrowvale Group of Parishes and you can find out about services and activities in all the churches in our group on the Arrowvale website.

To find out more about the Church of St John the Evangelist at Shobdon visit the Shobdon Church Preservation Trust web site (SCPT). The SCPT works to preserve the fabric of the church and education of the public in the history and architecture of the building.

Shobdon Food Festival This year Shobdon Food Festival will be held at Shobdon Airfield on the 27th and 28th June 2015. The church will be open during the event and people will be on hand to tell you more about it.

If you haven't seen the recent refurbishment then do call in as it's looking splendid. We will also be at the Food Festival in the marquee with the School so call in there and say hello. Visit the Food Festival website for more information.