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Festival of Flowers and Vestments

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St Mary’s Bourne Street, an Anglo-Catholic church, ‘looking for the reunion of the Church of England with the Roman Catholic Church, and influenced by her in music, liturgy and aesthetics’, is holding a Flowers and Vestments Festival from 21-25 May 2024, as part of its celebrations to mark its 150th anniversary.

St Mary’s owns an impressive collection of vestments dating back to 1490, and a selection of these is displayed, complemented by appropriate flower arrangements.

Image:  ‘Very attractive French Low Mass set (chasuble and stole), dating to the third quarter of the 18th century, embroidered with carnations and roses in coloured silk, which has been repaired beneath a protective gauze’; photographed 21 May 2024.

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