In the Bible, water symbolises many things including cleansing, rebirth and new Beginnings. Water from the font is a primary symbol of baptism, which in itself signifies renewal.
Floral arrangement created by Rosemary Markham on behalf of Ruislip Lions.
All Seasons Cope
Every seasonal transition enables nature to flow. From the fruitfulness of Summer to the Harvest of Autumn, the sleep of Winter and again to the promise of rebirth in the Spring.This All Seasons Cope is pictured here on the occasion of Father Bill's farewell service in October 1979.
Floral arrangement created by Jane Williams and Judith Howe and sponsored by Robert Cooper Estate Agents.
Means many things to many people having been used as a Christian symbol of hope and renewal since the 2nd century, recalling the crucifixion. Claudia has used pink and white flowers to represent renewal and hope. The red flowers represent Jesus' blood and transition on earth.
Floral arrangement created by Claudia Ciornei assisted by Linda Harwood on behalf of Ruislip Baptist Church.
In many cultures, the egg is seen as a symbol of renewal. From a Christian perspective, Easter eggs are said to represent the emergence of Jesus from the tomb.
Floral arrangement created by Irene Ashpole on behalf of the Eastcote British Legion.
One of the most spectacular sights we see regularly, giving us new hope each day we leave the darkness behind and move into the light of a new day.
Floral arrangement created by Geraldine Murphy and sponsored by Mary-Anne Sewell in memory of her mother Mrs Jessie Sewell.
Every end is a new Beginning, so the best time for a new beginning is now.
Floral arrangement created by Suzanne Marshall and Patricia Barron on behalf of Uxbridge and Ickenham Floral Art Society. Sponsored by Regular Sharp and dedicated to the Lay Assistants at St. Lawrence Church.
Became a symbol of hope for Ukrainians, in their struggle against invasion after the Russian army withdrew from Kherson province - an area famous for the quality of their watermelons.
Arrangement created by Poppy Owusu.
Phoenix from the Ashes
The phoenix is a mythical golden bird associated with renewal and regeneration. Rising from the ashes of its previous life, the phoenix is a symbol of hope, of life and of better things to come.
Floral arrangement created by Jaqui Carter and Sue Scott on behalf of Pinner Flower Lovers Society. Sponsored by Robert Cooper Estate Agents.
in almost every part of the world, the transition from nymph to dragonfly symbolises transformation. They are also symbolic of new beginnings as they start their life in water before emerging into air.
Floral arrangement created by Judith Howe and sponsored by Win and John Brion.
This design depicts a daisy as a symbol of hope.
Floral arrangement provided by Val Dennaford on behalf of the Townswomen's Guild, Eastcote (St. Lawrence).
Dove with Olive Branch
Doves are often seen as symbols of peace, hope, renewal and love. They can also represent compassion and kindness to others during difficult transitions. Noah sent a dove out from his ark and the dove returned with an olive branch showing the flood waters had receded. For isn't that what hope is - an olive branch, evidence of dry land after a flood.
Floral arrangement provided by Maria Fernandez and Lucy Young (St Thomas More Church Flower Arrangers' Group). Sponsored by Robert Cooper Estate Agents.
Can release their seeds when exposed to fire, leading to new growth and symbolising renewal and regeneration. The pinecone is a symbol of eternal life, but it is also a symbol of rebirth and a new life. Inside pinecones we find little nuts, which are the seeds of the pine. When the pinecone falls, these pine nuts have the chance to sprout and become a new tree, symbolically "giving birth" to it.
Floral arrangement provided by St. Lawrence Church Flower Guild.
Their beautiful feathers are shed each year after the mating season and then grow again in time for the following year. A symbol of renewal, reminding us to shed the old and make way for the new.
Floral arrangement created by Jan White on behalf of Hatch End Flower Arrangement Group.
A visible symbol of hope, in the night sky the moon reflects the sun which, although unseen by us, is shining elsewhere in the world and the dawn will come for us.
Floral arrangement created by Jan White and Babs Walklate on behalf of St. Martin's Church Ruislip.
The flowers in this arrangement represent Hope in the language of flowers.
Floral arrangement created and sponsored by Margaret King in memory of her late twin sister.
The Starfish is known for its ability to regenerate its limbs and even its entire body. This could teach us to trust in our ability to renew ourselves.
Floral arrangement created by Alison Sweeney on behalf of Southbourne WI.
As butterflies are the final issue of a process in nature, so the Bible teaches that redemption is the spiritual result of forgiveness, with the certain hope of eternal life in the future through Jesus Christ.
Floral arrangement created by Rosemary Allcock and sponsored by Rosemary and Peter Ryder.
Born looking nothing like their final form, their transformation from grey/brown cygnets to beautiful elegant white swans is stunning and reflects the change many of us undergo in our lives.
Floral arrangement created by Julia Warwick and sponsored by Jackie Edwards in memory of her mother Jean Goodwin and her mother-in-law, Joan Edwards.
Noah and the Flood
The story of Noah teaches us to hold on to hope even in the darkest of situations.
Floral arrangement created by Alison Wyatt and Barbara Williams on behalf of St. Lawrence Players.
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me,
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
Floral arrangement created by St. Lawrence Choir and sponsored by Ian Woodhouse.
Colour psychology teaches us that seeing the colour orange can ignite feelings of hope and positivity. The Fire Dragon in this arrangement is associated with transformation.
Floral arrangement created by Helen Temple and sponsored by Lindsay Bridgman.
Recycle, Reuse, Regenerate
The concepts of zero waste and a low carbon footprints demonstrated the recycling and reuse of containers destined for the tip plant material sourced from the members' gardens.
From tiny seeds new life appears, putting food on out plates. This transition puts food on our plates, provides flowers to brighten our gardens and habitat for wildlife. These are important factors to the Society, founded in 1940, at a time when “grow your own” was a survival tactic introduced during wartime food rationing.
Arrangement created by Judith Jenkins on behalf of Eastcote Horticultural Society.
Morning has Broken
Morning has broken like the first morning,
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird,
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning,
Praise for them springing fresh from the world.
Floral arrangement created by Wendy Fletcher on behalf of Bishop Ramsey CE School.
Tree of Life
In the book of Revelation, the tree of life represents the restoration of the life-giving presence of God. For the Celts, trees symbolised the cycle of life, rebirth and renewal.
Floral arrangement created by Audrey Newell on behalf of the Friends of Eastcote House Garden.
Renewal of Marriage Vows
This ceremony is for married couples wishing to celebrate their original vows to each other by making new vows and promises demonstrate their continuing dedication and commitment to each other.
Floral arrangement created by Jude Brampton on behalf of St. John's Church Pinner and sponsored by TAG Café.
Flowers and Butterflies
by 6th Eastcote Brownies and 1st Eastcote Rainbows.