Invitation from Anne Symonds, vice-chair of St Chad's Cathedral Association, which organises the flower festival:

I have arranged a coffee morning in the Canons’ Dining Room at Cathedral House for all those expressing an interest in joining us for the June Flower Festival.

The theme of the festival ‘The God Who Speaks’ will be discussed and ideas suggested for consideration – focused on the use of St Matthew’s Gospel.

Details for the flower festival will be explained and display locations determined so that ideas can be developed more fully.

It is vital that at least one of your group is present at the coffee morning because places are being organised rather differently this year.

Each flower arranger will be given a set of paperwork including the booklet, ’The God Who Speaks’, which is full of useful ideas.

It will also set out the rules, health and safety needs, what the judges will be looking for and the concerts linked to the flower festival.

Do please come and join us to make the 2020 flower festival the best ever.

You will be made very welcome and make many new friends.

If you know any flower arrangers who might like to join us please ask them to contact me on 0121 249 1487 or mobile 07976 165799.