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 to decorate the church attractively. See some of the beautiful flower displays on the images pages Flowers.
The flowers are arranged by volunteers who work at a time that is mutually convenient, usually during Fridays or Saturdays. There is always room for anyone who would like to participate in this relaxing, rewarding and often peaceful pastime.
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.
The flowers are entirely funded by voluntary contributions given by members of the congregation and the wider parish. Also, donations of greenery are often brought to the church for use at festivals. These donations are always welcome. The churchyard also provides some fresh greenery to help fill out the large vases.