We are the Diocese of Leeds...celebrating creation

This week we celebrate creation in our year long campaign to beat the drum for all that we are and all that we do here in the Diocese of Leeds with a film that brings us a lovely example of that regular event in the church calendar; the flower festival.

We travelled to the further reaches of Upper Wensleydale, to St Matthew’s Church in Stalling Busk, to film them as they opened their doors for their annual August Bank Holiday flower festival.

Who would have thought that that tiny church could have created so much beauty and shared so much love that day with hundreds coming through their door from 10.30am until 4.30pm.

The theme then was based loosely around the children’s novel, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett - and one of the only stipulations was that no flowers should be bought – but cut from your own gardens or foraged from the hedgerows.