Mawgan Church hopes to replicate Wordsworth's famous poem in just over a week and fill its aisle, altar and every corner of the 13th century building with 10,000 daffodils.

The biennial Mawgan Church Daffodil Festival is back, running for three days from Saturday, February 16 to the following Monday, between 10.30am and 4.30pm each day, with free entry.

The new Bishop of Truro, the Rt Rev Philip Mounstephen, will be preaching at the festival's Celtic Evensong at 5pm on the Sunday, while over the course of the weekend there will be a programme of events running alongside it.

Christine Robertson and friends will be performing medieval and folk music at various points, there will be classical lute and guitar from Richard Collington, plus Cornish singers and organists. Maen Voes Choir of St Keverne will be singing, under the baton of Ian Edwards, on the Sunday at 3.30pm.

There will also be information about the daffodil industry to read, plus art and craft displays.

Church spokesperson Wendy Bailey said: "We watch the weather anxiously as picking is affected by cold or rain, sympathise with the pickers out in the wet and mud in all weathers, but are assured, by our sponsors the Scrimshaw family of RH Scrimshaw and Sons Limited, that by this weekend thousands of daffodils will be delivered as green pencils.

"We then pray for sun and warmth to bring them into full flower for the following special weekend."

Cakes and hot drinks will be available in the Vyvyan Coach House throughout, plus pasties and soup on the Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes.

More than 50 volunteers will be involved over the course of the festival, with local businesses also getting involved.

Pasties are coming from Gear Farm Shop, Mawgan Stores will provide the rolls to go with the homemade soup and juice is coming from Helford Creek. Posters have been printed by Quay Design & One Stop Printers, with sponsorship coming from Moores Floors, Trelowarren Estate and Pendle Funeral Services.

"The festival is made possible again by the donation of daffodils from the Scrimshaw family of RH Scrimshaw and Sons Limited and the church is very grateful not only to them but for sponsorship received or promised from other local companies and organisations," added Wendy.