There are two churches called St Mary’s in Walmer, Old St Mary’s and the new church also called St Mary’s which is the one I am going to talk about here. Every year in September there is an Heritage Weekend where you can go and look round various buildings which are usually not open to the public, or are free to enter. This year the Heritage weekend coincided with a flower festival at St Mary’s Church, which was not part of the Heritage weekend but my daughter and I wanted to see the flowers so we started our day with a visit there.
I had forgotten what a lovely Church St. Mary’s is, it is a few years since I had been in there, probably the last time was when either my son or daughter had done a Carol Service while they were at Junior School!
The church decorated with flowers was a breath taking sight, a lot of hard work had obviously been done by a lot of people. The white lilies banked by the Altar were just amazing as were the flower decorations on the pillars.
In a small side chapel we found the Poppy Man, which I think is a brilliant idea, the photo has been passed on to my friend who is writing a book about the First World War, another photo of mine in print maybe
What else did we see that day? You will find out in the next blog…
Keep warm everyone