Celebration is the theme for this week’s Flower Festival and Craft Fair at Sedgeford.

As well as marking all manner  of historic milestones, the village community has its own reason to celebrate as St Mary’s Church has undergone a raft of essential repairs and improvements.

The church re-opened in May after being closed for six months for repairs to the walls and floors and the creation of a new community area with  toilets.

The work has cost thousands of pounds and church warden Pam Goddard explained the festival will help towards replacing some of the money which has been spent.

“Work is always needed with an old building like this but now our church is secure, warm and dry,” she said.

This will be the 11th year of the festival and members of the community have made arrangements and exhibits to go with the flowers.

The exhibition will include an illustration of Pomp and Circumstance, after the Great Fire of London and the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death.

Crafts will be housed in marquees outside the church and there will also be refreshments and lunches will be served from noon.

The festival is open today, tomorrow and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

There will also be music from the All That Jazz trio each day from noon to 1pm and 2pm to 3pm.