Beside the sea

NRHNBE110910b2, Denby St Marys church flower festival. Margaret Maw
NRHNBE110910b2, Denby St Marys church flower festival. Margaret Maw

A DENBY church bloomed at the weekend when it became the venue for a flower festival.

St Mary’s Church was filled with arrays of flowers along the theme of ‘Beside the Sea’ and there was a Songs of Praise service on Sunday.

The church also hosted Keele University Concert Band for a fundraising show on the Friday night as part of a campaign to repair the church roof after thieves stole lead in five separate raids last year. The grade I listed building is faced with a £45,000 repair bill and the damage has increased the heating bill.

To make a donation to the repair fund please call church warden Christine Davies on 01332 780661.