Church Of England Flower Arrangers' Association

Welcome to The Church Of England Flower Arrangers’ Association

CORONAVIRUS

At this strange and difficult time for so many of us, council are recommending that branch meetings should be postponed until further notice and certainly until we know it is safe to gather again socially.

Additionally we have decided in the light of circumstances that the National AGM scheduled for 6th June in Birmingham must also be postponed. We would hope to hold it later in the year once things are declared safe again. We would like to thank Judith Whalley and her team at Birmingham Cathedral for the work that they have already put in to prepare for the AGM.

Please do keep yourselves safe and do keep in touch with one another.

Many Blessings

Laurie Little
National Secretary


SUBSCRIPTIONS

Subscriptions for 2020/21 are now due and a good number of members have already sent their cheques to our Treasurer. Due to the current restrictions on movements the Treasurer has said that cheques being received may not be paid into CEFAA’s bank account for some time, so don’t worry if you don’t see them cleared on your bank statements.

If you are concerned as to whether your cheque has been received you can call or e-mail Sonia Kingsland or Laurie Little, using the details in the magazine, who will be able to confirm receipt.


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Throughout history flowers have been brought to places of worship. Today flower arrangers from all over the country carry on the tradition, arranging and caring for flowers in the tranquil setting of their parish churches.

The Church of England Flower Arrangers’ Association (CEFAA) was founded in 1981, in the Liverpool Diocese, to help and encourage all those who tend flowers in churches and link them in fellowship and friendship. It is open to all those baptised in the Christian Faith. The aims are to expand interest in church flower arranging, to use talent to enrich places of worship and to use flowers as part of worship and to support what theology and creation try to teach.

CEFAA is a registered charity with a constitution that covers the work members do in churches, church buildings and at church events. The Association is not a sponsored organisation and is non-competitive. A quarterly magazine “Faith & Flowers” is sent to all members, containing an exchange of news, views and announcements.

The Association has its own prayer, which can be viewed and downloaded here.

The Association’s branches are active in many ways: holding workshops and demonstrations on flower arranging, crafts and also other social events relating to flower arranging in parish churches and in some cathedral churches.

Branches are based on the Anglican dioceses in England although not all dioceses have their own branch. CEFAA currently has branches in Derby; Liverpool; London; Southwell & Nottingham and York.