Penryn Methodist Church was even more hymnal than usual this weekend as a flower show brought a selection of religious songs to life.

The seventh Penryn Flower Festival, on the theme of hymns, saw arrangements based around 21 different songs, plus a selection of other decorations and a main display which commemorated the centenary of World War One.

The display was officially opened with a hymn and an introduction by Radio Cornwall's Donna Birrell, who described it as very moving as she blinked back a tear.

One of the organisers, Rose Webber, said: “It's all very emotional. It just brings a lot of people together and brings them into the church, and it's lovely to see them here.

“So many churches have displayed for us over the years and they still come up trumps every time.”
Her co-organiser Jo Kennedy said: “The main display is about the centenary of World War One and that's been appreciated by lots of people. Some of it is relatives of the congregation.”

As well as churches from the Falmouth and Penryn area, there were displays by congregation members, Mabe Ladies' Choir, Mabe Gardening Club, Penryn WI, Popin Knitting Group, and Jumblies Day Nursery.

All proceeds from the festival will be going to the Cornwall branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, the Cornwall Stroke Appeal, and to church funds.