Welcome to the Celebration in Flowers of 175 years of St. Nicholas Church in Newport, Lincoln.
The displays created by members of the congregation and friends were inspired by the many anniversaries celebrated this year.
In the entrance to the church our patron saint St. Nicholas is depicted as the 'secret gift giver' - known to us as Santa Claus. He is also the patron saint of Sailors, Merchants, Archers, Repentant Thieves, Children, Brewers, Pawnbrokers and Students.
100 years of Cub Scouting
At the font Baptism is depicted from Victorian times to the present day. Baptismal gowns are often passed down and used by successive generations.
A celebration of life is commemorated on the Military Altar, especially as we remember the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.
The seasons of Christmas, Easter and Harvest are celebrated in the pew ends.
Beatrix Potter has entertained children and adults alike for 150 years. On the chancel steps Mr. McGregor's garden is a feast for little creatures.
Anglican Lay Readership was started 150 years ago, supporting clergy and congregations in the pastoral and teaching role of the church.
Around the lectern HM Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday is celebrated.
In the sanctuary we celebrate Royal Weddings in bouquets through the 175 years from Queen Victoria to Catherine Middleton, the most recent royal bride.
The High Altar celebrates Confirmation and Holy Communion.
Mothers' Union was started 140 years ago by Mary Sumner. The international flowers in the Prayer Chapel suggest the care the organisation gives around the world.
St. Nicholas Brownies built a Promise Tree.
At the base of all the pillars flower arrangements depict some of the plays of William Shakespeare, celebrating 400 years since his birth. Can you guess the names of the plays?
The 2 large arrangements at the back of the church, near the main entrance, show the change in design over 175 years, as do the arrangements on the window sills.