FLORILEGIUM: A festival of Scripture, Art and Flowers

This September the Archdiocese of Birmingham is to host a unique festival celebrating the Word of God.

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Over three days FLORILEGIUM: A festival of Scripture, Art and Flowers will be open to the public.

FLORILEGIUM: A festival of Scripture, Art and Flowers will be held at Carrs Lane Centre and St Michael’s Catholic Church, which are next door to each other in the city centre, between Thursday 23 and Saturday 25 September.

Highlights will include free Scripture resources; a flower trail between the two venues; artwork; workshops; school visits, a lecture and Q&A session; a choral concert by the well-known choir of St Mary’s Church, Moseley and celebrations of Mass.

A ‘developing flower display’ in the form of a ‘Tree of Life’ will be a key feature, commemorating all those who have died of Covid-19 across the Archdiocese.  Visitors will be able to choose a leaf on which to write the name of a loved one, followed by a short prayer, to place on the tree.

Flower displays by schools and churches will be on display drawing inspiration from the autumn season, preparation for COP26 and climate action.

Florilegium incorporates the God Who Speaks national Scripture campaign, led by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and Bible Society.

Full details of the Festival programme can be found on the Archdiocese of Birmingham’s website and in this brochure:


General admission between 10am-4pm each day does not require booking, but you will need to book for the special events below:

Book school visits Thursday and Friday

Book Women in Scripture conversations

Book Friday Evening Climate Changes Everything Lecture

Book Saturday Adoption and the Bible Workshop

Book Saturday Navigating Trauma Project

Book Saturday Evening Concert