THE beautiful church St Hieritha's in Chittlehampton is holding a Brides and Bouquets festival over the last weekend in May. More than 21 wedding dresses and gowns from the 1930s to the present day will be on display together with bouquets similar to th

THE beautiful church St Hieritha's in Chittlehampton is holding a Brides and Bouquets festival over the last weekend in May. More than 21 wedding dresses and gowns from the 1930s to the present day will be on display together with bouquets similar to those the brides carried.The church itself will be decorated with flowers and there will be displays of things that go with weddings, from chocolate favours to invitation cards.Light lunches will be served on the Saturday and Sunday and cream teas, coffee etc will be available throughout the three days.The festival will run from Friday, May 29 to Sunday, May 31 from 12 noon to 6pm, except on Saturday when it will open at 10am. A Songs of Praise service will be held on the Sunday at 6.30pm.All donations received will be split between the church roof repair fund and the Calvert Trust.More details are available on the website www,chumpchurches,org.uk or by calling (01769) 540581 or 540887.