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Carpet of Flowers, All Saints, Notting Hill

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The custom of making a floral carpet for the  feast Corpus Christi at All Saints (Anglo-Catholic) church, in Notting Hill, London, is thought to have started just before or just after the Second World War, and continued to be made for that occasion until at least 2016.  However in recent years the making of the carpet has moved to the church’s summer festival in July (at the Corpus Christi festival the main aisle in the church is strewn with rose, Rosa cvs, petals).

In 2022 the summer festival was held on 16 and 17 July, when various stalls were set up in the church.  The carpet consisted of leaves of a variety of evergreens, mainly spotted laurel, Aucuba japonica, with insets composed of petals

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