CHURCH – There will be a service of holy communion at Aymestrey on Sunday at 11am. On August 11 there will be a service of holy communion at Aymestrey at 9.30am FLOWER FESTIVAL - The next event on the parish calendar is the Aymestrey Flower Festival, from August 16 to 18 in St John the Baptist and St Alkmund Church in Aymestrey. Entitled A Patchwork of Flowers the festival will include quilted biblical blocks. The festival will be open from 10am to 5pm each day.

Further details can be obtained from Glenys Price on 01568 708085 or Meg Thorpe on 780384.

Running alongside the flower festival will be a history exhibition in Aymestrey Parish Hall, showing Aymestrey and Leinthall Earls as they were in days gone by. Organisers are asking anyone who has pictures of parish people, places or events which could be used in the display to contact Meg Thorpe or Chrissie Lawson.

Refreshments will be available in the parish hall.

A festival concert will be held on August 16 and the weekend will conclude with a festival songs of praise in Aymestrey Church on August 18 at 6.30pm