Flower Festival 2017

Once again, our Flower Festival has been a great success! This year’s theme ‘My Favourite Things’ was fun to interpret and the arrangements varied from ‘A Garden Party at Buckingham Palace’ to ‘A Chinese Takeaway’ and from ‘Wimbledon’ to ‘Chocolate!’ We have had so many positive comments from visitors. Here are just a few describing the 31 arrangements, from our Visitors’ Book:

Imaginative        Never disappoints         Fantastic         Ardderchog        Fabulous                   Very impressive!       Absolutely beautiful       Marvellous displays & scrumptious cream horns! Amazing displays      Brilliant, as usual       Wonderful displays arranged with love and care

Enjoying a cup of tea and a chat

The arrangement sponsored by Pontardawe Town Council, arranged by Wendy Davies

Christmas, by Gary Green

‘My Favourite Things’, by Sue James

A Picnic in the Countryside, by Sue James

Wimbledon, by Rhian Jones

A Day at the Spa, by Janice Thompson

Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, by Wendy Davies and Sue Dyke, Friends of Alltwen MacMillan

The Seaside, by Christine Biston

Flower Arranging and Art, by Sue James

Baking, by Joy Jagoe-Williams

Chocolate, by Sue James


Music, by Ann Newman

Afternoon Tea, by Christine Biston

A Chinese Takeaway, by Rhian Jones and Christine Davies

Gardening, by Joy Jagoe-Williams

Holidays, by Malcolm Carroll

Faith, Hope and Love, by Sue James

Dementia Friendly Pontardawe, by Marcia Vale

In addition to the themed arrangements, there were a number of Memorial Arrangements, including this beautiful one, arranged by Rhian Jones, in memory of our Ministry Area Curate, the Reverend Dorothy Lewis, who was laid to rest 2 days before the Festival opened.

Arranged by Christine Davies

Arranged by Rhian Jones

Arranged by Ann Newman

Arranged by Janice Thompson            Arranged by Sue James

Thanks are due to so many people, but we would like to thank in particular:

  • each and every one of our flower arrangers: St. Peter’s Flower Guild members, Rhian, Chris B, Malcolm, Chris D, Gary, Joy, Janice, Shirley and Sue J; Ann from St. Michael’s Church, Trebanos; Wendy and Sue from Friends of Alltwen Macmillan and Marcia from Dementia Friendly Pontardawe.

  • Rhian Jones, who as Chair of the Flower Festival Committee, led our small team – even though her wrist was in a cast!

  • the volunteers who cleaned the church, manned the door, welcomed guests, baked cakes (and cream horns – thank you Avril!), made jams and marmalades and served refreshments.

  • Our Town Mayor, Cllr. Andrew Nicholson, who officially opened the Flower Festival, pictured below with churchwardens Sue and Rhian and our Vicar, Gary

  • The Nemeth family for their wonderful music