Everything in the church looking rosy

Canon David Bliss takes in some of the blooms inside All Saints Church at Rotherham as part of their annual flower festival
Canon David Bliss takes in some of the blooms inside All Saints Church at Rotherham as part of their annual flower festival
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WHAT a blooming good show!

Rotherham Minster is awash with a cavalcade of colour after the opening of the annual flower festival, featuring 150 separate arrangements.

Titled A Year in the Life of Rotherham Minster, the displays have brought together around 1,400 individual blooms.

They have been created by members of the Rotherham Floral art group, the Minster Mothers’ Union and Whiston Women’s Institute.

Visitors to the opening ceremony entered through the recently reopened West Doors and saw repair work under way on the Minster Spire.

Canon David Bliss, the Vicar of Rotherham, said the floral arrangements were magnificent.

He said: “It is an exciting time not only for the Minster but for Rotherham as a whole. I hope many people will come to see the magnificient floral arrangements.”

The festival continues until Sunday and will conclude with an outdoor Songs of Praise session on the new Minster forecourt.

Guests will include the Bishop of Sheffield and the Mayoress of Rotherham.