Stun­ning flo­ral dis­play to celebrate church cen­te­nary

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY -

A CHURCH lay down a car­pet of flow­ers to celebrate a cen­tury since the open­ing of the build­ing.

Our Lady’s Catholic Church, Amer­sham Road, Che­sham Bois is cel­e­brat­ing 100 years since the open­ing of its church build­ing.

To mark the an­cient Catholic fes­ti­val of Cor­pus Christi, the parish held two pro­ces­sions.

At the first, more than 200 chil­dren from Our Lady’s Catholic Pri­mary School sang, played per­cus­sion in­stru­ments, scat­tered flower petals and waved stream­ers.

At the sec­ond, the parish­ioners laid down a car­pet of flow­ers in the church.

Priest Andy Ol­lard said: “The de­sign was cre­ated by flower ar­ranger Mar­cia Cantrell, it took Mar­cia and her team of helpers seven hours to lay­out the stun­ning dis­play of flower heads.”

The church’s cen­te­nary cel­e­bra­tions will con­tinue dur­ing the sum­mer, cul­mi­nat­ing with a visit by Bishop Peter Doyle, Bishop of Northamp­ton, at the end of July.

Andy Ol­lard, the parish priest (left) at Our Lady’s Catholic Church in Che­sham Bois (above)

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