We are holding a Coronation-themed Flower Festival in our wonderful new Ropley Church, as part of the local Coronation celebrations. This will be a community initiative and all funds raised will go to the ‘Churchyard Pathways and Lighting Appeal’. Festival entry £5, children free.

Friday 5 May, evening: Preview reception (tickets £20 per person to include fizz and canapés, available from www.stpetersropleyvenue.org.uk or email stpetersropleyvenue@gmail.com).

Saturday 6 May: Festival open all day, refreshments available.

Sunday 7 May: Festival open all day, refreshments available. Come and join us after the Big Lunch on the Recreation Ground. Do stay for the Coronation Celebration Service at 4pm, with the Ropley Coronation Choir.

Monday 8 May: Festival open all day. Refreshments including cream teas.

We need your help!

Lots of help and financial support will be needed to make the Festival a success!

  • Help with the flowers – see next page
  • Financial donations
  • Make cakes and scones
  • Help in the Church over the Festival weekend
  • Save jam jars (340 g [Bonne Maman size], for posies)

 Please put the dates in your diary and contact Christine Drewienkiewicz, at stpetersropleyvenue@gmail.com or 01962 772353 with offers of help


How to help with the flowers – You could:

·         Take responsibility for an arrangement, including sourcing the flowers

·         Do an arrangement using flowers that have been ordered and paid for by the Committee

·         Pay for flowers for an arrangement, which our talented flower arrangers will be pleased to arrange. Sponsorship costs £80‒100, but several people/organisations could jointly sponsor an arrangement.

Some ideas are below – if there is one you would like to create or sponsor please let us know.


We want a mix of large and small arrangements linked to the Coronation theme. Some ideas to get you thinking!

·         Regalia of the coronation – crown, throne, orb and sceptre

·         The countries of the United Kingdom

·         The countries of the Commonwealth

·         The legacy of Queen Elizabeth II

·         Royal residences and gardens

·         The interests of King Charles III – sustainability, recycling/upcycling, ecology, conservation, art, architecture, herbs and healing, inclusivity

·         Local links to royalty

Please contact Christine Drewienkiewicz at stpetersropleyvenue@gmail.com or 01962 772353 with offers of help and sponsorship or any questions.

By paulE