Flower festival held for Queen
THE COMMUNITY said a big ‘happy birthday’ to the Queen with a flower festival and concert.
Parish councillors and residents were busy for months preparing for the flower festival and concert in Sutton St James Church in honour of the Queen’s 90th birthday.
Members of community groups including the WI, girl guides and the social group Hobnob prepared floral displays along themes associated with the Queen and her life so they could be displayed in the church over the weekend.
The church was open for the public to come and enjoy the displays, which created a beautiful backdrop for the evening concert, which was named A Celebration in Words and Music.
The concert featured a performance by a choir made up of members of Sutton St James choir, with singers from the King Edward Musical Society in Macclesfield and Bosley St Mary’s Church.
All the music performed on the night was played at the Queen’s wedding or Coronation.
A birthday cake was cut after the concert in honour of the birthday.
Martin Welch, from Sutton, who attended the events and sang in the choir, said: “The floral displays looked fantastic and the concert was a wonderful way to enjoy the church when it was filled with the displays.
“The community really put in a lot of effort.
“We got a lot of praise and lots of visitors. The weekend was absolutely wonderful.”