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MP attends Sullington Flower and Craft Festival
2 July 2012
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert attended the Sullington Flower and Craft Festival at St Mary's Church last Friday (29 June).
The festival, which is now in its 40th year, takes places every other year and offers a magnificent display of flower arrangements by friends of St Mary's Church, with this year's festival being spearheaded by Linda Younger.
This year's festival theme was ‘God's World of Colour', and the flower arrangements were creatively named with topical titles such as ‘Olympics' and ‘The Queen's Diamond Celebration'.
St Mary's Church has Saxon origins having been mainly built in 1050. It is tucked away below the South Downs in a spot with idyllic views.
The festival, which ran from Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July, also included crafts, stalls and refreshments in the Tithe Barn, said to be the finest example to be found in West Sussex.
Mr Herbert met the Rector of St Mary's, Derek Spencer, and chatted to local residents over a cup of tea.
Following his visit, Nick Herbert commented: "I was very pleased to attend the Sullington Flower and Craft Festival and see the beautiful flower arrangements on show.
"The Church is set in the glorious countryside of the South Downs and this traditional festival offers the whole community the opportunity to share in a lovely event."
Notes for Editors
1. Photo attached, Rt Hon Nick Herbert MP with Linda Younger who spearheaded this year's Flower Festival.
2. For information about St Mary's Sullington visit: http://www.st-marys-sullington.org/.
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