Welcome to Morville Festival
Sunday 6th May – Monday 7th May 2018
Morville is a beautiful village, just outside Bridgnorth, on the edge of the Corvedale in rural Shropshire. Each year Morville and the surrounding villages invite you to join them at their May Festival Weekend, a quintessentially English experience organised by the communities of Morville, Aston Eyre, Acton Round and Monkhopton. Morville Primary School takes an active part in the production of the Bank Holiday Monday events.
Morville Festival offers two days of events and activities for all ages. On Sunday indulge yourself in the tranquil, exquisitely crafted gardens surrounding Morville Hall, then take a short stroll down to St Gregory's Church, where teas, savouries and home-made cakes will be available.
Monday is fete day, with traditional attractions for all the family including stalls, Maypole dancing, bouncy castle, ice cream and local produce to mention but a few! The beautiful gardens will all be open again and refreshments available in the Church.
In 2018 we celebrate the 900th anniversary of St Gregory’s Church and the associated history of the village. The festival theme will be in keeping with this major event with the children’s competition featuring Medieval Morville Crowns and Shields and the church decorated by our local flower arrangers themed ‘Reflections through the Ages’. The children’s competition is free and open to all children. If you haven’t brought your crown or shield then visit the craft tent to make one on the day. There will be prizes for the winners and the event will be judged by our local MP Philip Dunne and Lord Acton.
Please browse our website and plan your visit. We look forward to seeing you at our festival weekend.
Hidden behind the impressive exterior of Morville Hall are a series of six beautiful gardens, each linked to each other but retaining its own character. Stroll round and lose yourself in this magical place...
Flowers in Church
In keeping with the church’s 900th anniversary our theme for the flower displays in church will be ‘Reflections through the Ages'.
Bank Holiday Fete
Each year within the churchyard and surrounding fields a village of stalls and traditional Fete activities are organised. Come and stock up on homemade jam, meet the owls, take part in the fancy dress competition or even ride a pony. Fun for all the family.
This year's event will feature a display of ‘Memories of Festivals Past’ in Morville Church. The festival team are currently gathering ‘memories’ and ask those of you who remember anything about Morville's past events to please share your experiences and photographs for the project.
Some members of the community remember dressing up as Robin Hood in fancy dress as youngsters! Might there have been a time when instead of parking cars we parked horses and buggies? Was there a Morville Fair in the war years? How far back does this tradition go? If you have any memories of Morville life and past celebrations that you would like to share as part of the project, please contact Jane Gregory on our Facebook page.