St. Luke’s Church resides directly opposite our school.
It is a beautiful old stone church which is used by our children and families at key times of the year i.e. Harvest, Christmas, Easter and on the special occasion, each Summer, when we crown our new Rose Queen.
The words spoken by our Rose Queen and attendants, during the 'Flower Ceremony', can be read below.
We use flowers in our service today to help us symbolize the love that is hidden deep inside us.
Flowers are beautiful, and so are the feelings of love among people.
Their beauty cannot be measured, and neither can the feelings of people be measured.
Their life is short but new flowers will replace the flowers that die, and new love can come into our hearts.
This bud is for the new babies who have joined our families this year. Last year these babies did not exist. This year they are a huge part of our lives.
Before they could crawl, they learned to smile. Before they could speak, they learned to love.
If we help them keep this love in their hearts, they will pass it on to others, many years in the future.
This flower represents the people living all over the world. Maybe we will never see them face to face, or touch their hands.
But we can still warm our hands on their hearts, because we know that their hopes are like our hopes, their pain is like our pain, their love like our love.
These flowers were each brought by a different person and put together.
They stand for all the people here today.
These flowers, so lovely today, will fade tomorrow.
But the love among brothers and sisters,
families and friends and our memories of that love, will go on and on.
We know one another
We know what is in each other's hearts.
We have brought our flowers and our love to brighten our church and gladden our hearts.
We and the Woodcocks’ Well Choir would like to sing,
‘Think of a World without any Flowers’
Please put your hands together for our prayer.
For flowers that bloom about our feet,
For friends that pass and leave a scar,
For memories left, to help us heal,
For giving us, your love to feel,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!