Published: June 6, 2009
Burnham-On-Sea's Mayor opens town church's flower festival

A three-day flower festival has opened at a Burnham-On-Sea church which is celebrating its 130th anniversary.

Burnham's Mayor Derick Cooper and his wife Christine officially opened the festival at Burnham Methodist Church in College Street on Friday afternoon (June 5th), as pictured above.

A wide range of colourful flower arrangements, put together by Burnham reisdents, are on show at the festival.

"The church will be open to the public from June 5-7th to see a wide range of flowers and find out about the history of the building," Reverend Ward Jones told

The festival is open from 10am-6pm on Saturday, and noon-6pm on Sunday June 7th.

The church was opened on June 25th, 1879 by the Rev. M.C. Osborn. The land cost just £200 and the building £1,041. 10s. 0d, the money being raised from bazaars, subscriptions, tea meetings and lectures.

This lifeboat-themed flower arrangement is on show at the festival

A range of colourful blooms are on display over the three days


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