Big flower festival and TV star Hoylake JUNE 2016

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undefinedHoylake's impressive parish church, Saint Hildeburgh's, will host a flower festival in the summer and Pam Rhodes, from TV's Songs of Praise, will present a feature on best-loved hymns as part of it.

The church, near the tip of the Wirral peninsula, will be bedecked with blossoms in more than 20 displays on the theme of Reflections from Friday to Sunday, June 17 to 19.

The displays will evoke woodland and water scenes as well as historical themes and locations, including the Roman port at nearby Meols.

The festival will end with a service in which Pam Rhodes presents her feature on best-loved hymns.

And St Hildeburgh's will also hold an exhibition in the baptistry to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday – a timeline pageant of Hoylake photographs which will open on Saturday 11 June and continue to the end of the flower festival.

The flower festival is being widely supported, with floral art societies from Hoylake, New Brighton and Heswall joining the members of St Hildeburgh's Ladies’ Guild to create the arrangements. Refreshments will be available throughout the weekend.

The church is at the corner of The King’s Gap and Stanley Road (opposite the Green Lodge inn). Festival times will be: Friday 6pm to 9pm; Saturday 10am to 4pm; Sunday 11am to 4pm.

Admission will be by programme, price £4. For more information and programme availability email Brenda Gande on brendagande@yahoo.co.uk

Pictured ABOVE – the sanctuary display at St Hildeburgh's during the flower festival of 2013. BELOW – Pam Rhodes, who will present a feature on best-loved hymns