A free event is set to make for a "bloomin’ good" coronation weekend.

Dereham Flower Club and volunteers from St Nicholas Church are hosting a collection of flower displays in the church over the weekend of May 6 to 8 to mark King Charles III's coronation. 

Hours of work by volunteers and hundreds of flowers will go into creating the unique event for the rare celebration.  

The Rev’d Canon Paul Cubitt, the team rector of St Nicholas, said: “It will be an exciting weekend for the country to celebrate the coronation and I’m pleased to say volunteer flower arrangers from the church and the local flower club will do the town proud with a beautiful floral display. 

Dereham Times: The Rev’d Canon Paul Cubitt, the Team Rector of St NicholasThe Rev’d Canon Paul Cubitt, the Team Rector of St Nicholas (Image: Archant)

“I’d like to take the opportunity to say a special thank you to all the flower arrangers for their time and dedication and Breckland District Council and local businesses who’ve provided grants and donations.

“There will be a special thanksgiving service in the church at 11am on May 7 which everybody is welcome to attend.”

The display will feature 30 arrangements including pedestals, window displays, an altar display, chapel screens, one featuring a church bell, pew ends to depict The Mall in London and the magnificent font. Twenty-six creative arrangers will put on a display.

Dereham Times: Flower displays will be on show at the Dereham church over the long weekendFlower displays will be on show at the Dereham church over the long weekend (Image: Helen Evans)

The church will be open all weekend and entry is free although donations are always welcomed.

Refreshments will be available inside the church on Saturday and Sunday afternoon and on Bank Holiday Monday.

Everybody is welcome to visit the church and view the display, stewards and flower arrangers will be there to welcome visitors.

Anyone with questions about the event can contact Helen Evans, chairman of Dereham and District Flower Club on 07796 616399 or email derehamflowerclub@btinternet.com.

Dereham Times: St Nicholas Church, DerehamSt Nicholas Church, Dereham (Image: Archant)