Saturday, September 23 2017

Published on April 18 2017. Living
Lilies in remembrance
Basket of lilies in the squint

Lilies in remembrance

lily pedestal

Tranquil, peaceful and comfortable in its own setting, Grade 1 listed, the church of St Peter and St Paul, Peasmarsh, opened its doors to the Easter lily flower arrangers. Sited about a mile from the village, up Church Lane, it is on one of the only two areas that rise more than 65 metres from the surrounding countryside. The present building dates from late Norman times, although early records are in short supply. The setting is idyllic, only lacking the sunshine of 2016, when the daffodils were in bloom. Still, the sky was blue and white clouds scudded overhead.

Front of church

The lilies are purchased by the congregation in memory of their loved ones and were taken to the church in time for the Easter Sunday Service on April 15 this year. There were 40 single calla lily blooms to be placed by Mrs ‘D’ Bull and her helper and two hours to complete the job before the next service.

The lilies were beautiful, creams and whites, a simple shape offset by the green fleshy stalks, which have to be supported before being placed. The spring greenery complemented the heavy blooms, the arrangers having enough to make three arrangements (pictured). Hopefully, justice was done to the thoughts behind the flowers

Photo: Gillian Roder

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