A flower festival is to be held at Christ Church, Great Broughton, from July 12 to 14.

Organiser Pauline Harkness said: "The theme of the festival is love. It is called 'all you need is love' and celebrates the gift of love. It is being held during July when many weddings take place."

She said it will also give people in West Cumbria the opportunity to visit a small but beautiful church which has stained glass windows which date from the Arts and Crafts period in the 19th century.

The display will feature the handiwork of members of Workington Flower Club, supported by the church's regular flower arrangers.

The Rev Godfrey Butland, from Christ Church, said: "It was very much Pauline's idea. The theme is the Christian message of love. It's what the world needs in these times and what we believe and aspire to."

The festival has been funded by several local firms and donations have been made by villagers in memory of loved ones.

Refreshments will be available and also a raffle, flower quiz and a competition for Broughton villagers to identify couples from their youthful wedding photos.

The floral festival of love will close with a service of songs of praise on Sunday [July 14] at 6.30pm, accompanied by local group Travelling Light.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated for church funds which includes support for causes such as Chernobyl children, the Royal British Legion and Hospice at Home West Cumbria.

The festival will be open from 10.30am to 4.30pm and car parking is available near the church.