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Killeter's St Bestius church hosts Bright

A ‘bright and beautiful’ harvest flower festival at St Bestius Parish Church, Killeter, has helped bring to life the works of hymn writer Cecil Francis Alexander. Taking place over the weekend, a team of florists, church and community groups helped create a selection of vibrant floral displays and art installations.

On Friday, a harvest festival service with supper was held with help from the Bright and Beautiful Community Choir, Dean Raymond Ferguson and guests.

On Saturday, St Bestious Church was open for viewing and  Mrs Eva Baxter delivered a talk on the life and ministry and Cecil Francis Alexander.

The weekend was concluded with a harvest family service and further viewing of St Bestius on Sunday. 

The highly successful weekend follows on from a far-reaching campaign to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Cecil Francis Alexander, which includes a series of colourful gardens and displays in and around Killeter.

Rector of St Bestius, the Reverend Peter Ferguson, said the events culminated in “a very special weekend.”

“Over our harvest weekend, members of Killeter with the support of talented friends have been busy transforming our beautiful church and hall,” he said. “Four hymns of Cecil Francis Alexander have been brought to life through floral displays and art installations. 

Full story in this week's Tyrone Constitution.

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