Wisbech churches prepare to stage 50th anniversary Rose Fair

Wisbech Rose Fair, St Peter's church display,

Wisbech Rose Fair, St Peter's church display, - Credit: Archant

DURING Rose Fair Wisbech takes on a festive atmosphere, celebrating its horticultural heritage with four separate flower festivals.

Wisbech Rose Fair,

Wisbech Rose Fair, - Credit: Archant

At St Peter and St Paul’s Church, the floral theme is Floral Pageant.

Wisbech Rose Fair, St Peter's church display,

Wisbech Rose Fair, St Peter's church display, - Credit: Archant

From Wednesday to Saturday, the church gardens will host a variety of stalls selling local produce and plants, cakes and preserves, crafts and gifts.

Wisbech Rose Fair, St Peter's church display,

Wisbech Rose Fair, St Peter's church display, - Credit: Archant

The church is open until 7pm most evenings, with a preview evening on Tuesday from 7.30-9pm.

Rose Fair Choral Evensong is held each day in church at 4.30pm and there is a civic service on July 7, at 10am.

At Wisbech Baptist Church, the flower festival theme is Festival and God’s Church Family. The church will be open Wednesday to Saturday, 10am-5pm.

The theme at the United Reformed Church is Biblical (faith). The festival runs from Wednesday to Friday, 10am-4pm, and Saturday 9.30am-4pm, followed by an epilogue on Saturday at 4.15pm.

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Visiting organists will play each day, with stalls selling bric-a-brac and books.

Trinity Methodist Church has chosen Bountiful Earth for its theme. It is open from Wednesday to Saturday, 9am-5pm. There will be stalls and organ recitals.

Also during the Rose Fair, there will be entertainment in Museum Square, exhibitions in the museum, an art exhibition in Wisbech Castle, and a display of historic vehicles.

Wisbech yacht harbour will also hold an open day on July 6, from 10am-6pm.

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