Big support for festival

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EVERYTHING came up roses for supporters of a village church when they staged a festival to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Crowds of people found their way to the isolated All Saints Church in Little Cornard at the weekend to see Roses for our Queen, a two-day tribute in flowers and textiles,

The crowning achievement for organisers was a profit of more than £2,500 for St Nicholas Hospice Care in Bury St Edmunds, which was raised from donations and the sale of refreshments, cakes and plants.

The Rev Tony Moore, associate priest at All Saints, said: “The festival was blessed with two days of rare sunshine and drew great support.

“The displays, in which roses predominated, showed great imagination ranging from a depiction of a palace champagne picnic to one incorporating the Imperial Crown.

“We even had a message from the Queen thanking the congregation for its loyal support.”