A Breeze House Blessing
On a rainy November day, a newly-installed bespoke structure by Breeze House was blessed by a Bishop.
The Bishop of Lichfield, Michael Ipgrave visited St Edward’s Church of England Academy to lead collective worship and provide a blessing for the newly-built bespoke wooden gazebo crafted by Breeze House for a memorial garden.
‘Lily’s Garden’ is a project that has been partly sponsored by Breeze House Designs and Allchurches Trust Limited.
The garden is located in the central quad of the Academy and was an area that had become over grown and was only used in the sunnier summer months, but is now available for pupils and staff to use no matter what the Moorlands weather might throw at them!
Whether it be for simply spending time together outside, for collective worship and reflection, whilst tending the allotments, or to sit and enjoy eating lunch, the bespoke open-sided Breeze House structure has made an impressive central focal point.
The garden is in memory of a dedicated friend and colleague of the Academy who was well loved by all who met her, Mrs Lily Vernon.
During the spring and summer months the garden will be planted out by pupils not only from St Edward’s but also from local The Meadows and Springfields Special Schools. There will be lots of flowers and scented plants to attract wildlife and give a sensory element to the centre of the school.
Bishop Michael was impressed with the work that has been undertaken and could see the potential the garden has for the entire community.
Mr Norman Vernon, Lily’s husband and Academy janitor stated: “This is a lasting memory for Lily and will give everyone at St Edward’s a lovely space to enjoy. She would have loved it!”
We were thrilled to be involved in the project and wish everyone at St Edwards Academy hours of al fresco fun!