Flower arranging

Flowers in church

Beautiful flower arrangements are a regular feature in St James's. They reflect not only the changing seasons but also the important points and events in the Church Year. Sometimes the floral contributions are for specific occasions such as a baptism, wedding or an anniversary, but often just provide beautiful displays to enhance our much loved church.

The flowers are arranged by a small group of volunteers who work at a time that is mutually convenient, usually during Fridays or Saturdays. Preparation for festivals and special occasions require a few additional people help as well. There is always room for anyone who would like to participate in this relaxing, rewarding and often peaceful pastime.

We aim to have one arrangement each week with an additional arrangement by the Book of Remembrance. A set of modern glass vases has been purchased to extend the repertoire of styles that can be used and simple smaller vases of flowers have also recently been used to promote even the most straightforward arrangements. Tradionally we continue to have no flowers during Lent and Advent, otherwise we try to ensure the flowers are changed or refreshed weekly. The exception to this is the small vase of flowers by the Book of Remembrance which is always there.

We are funded through the PCC but aim to be economical with carefully-sourced flowers and usually our own greenery. The churchyard also provides some fresh greenery to help fill out the large vases. Donations of flowers and greeneryare always welcome.

Find out more

Christmas flower arrangements (photos)
Easter flower arrangements (photos)
Harvest flower arrangements (photos)
Wedding flower arrangements (photos)
General flower arrangements (photos)


The office on 020 8941 6003


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