Since the start of the year members of the congregations of St Nicholas’ and St Mary’s churches in Halewood have been busy knitting.
In addition to the beautiful poppy cascades for Remembrance Sunday we featured in November, the hardworking knitters have also had their needles clicking to produce a host of multi coloured angels in time for Christmas.
Work began just after last Christmas with the help of family and friends from far and wide. 1280 have been produced in total. The angels have been individually packaged to include a poem written by a member of the volunteer group plus details of the Christmas services at St Nicholas’ and St Mary’s and the local Catholic churches, Holy Family and St Marks.
Bring One Friend
Last Sunday, the angels were given out in local churches, inviting members of the congregation to take one for their own family and one to give to a friend or neighbour with an invitation to come along to one of our services over Christmas.
This coming Saturday, 9 December, the team is holding a ‘Great Angel Giveaway’ at Halewood shopping precinct to hand out angels to shoppers and staff in the shops with the same invitation.
Angels will also be given out at the day care centre, nursery and play groups which use the churches’ premises.
Alison Shacklady said “The angel knitting project, like our poppy cascades has been a great way of bringing members of the community together. We have held workshops teaching people, who wanted to be a part of the project, to knit and those who couldn’t manage the knitting helped out by giving our angels smiles and haloes (One volunteer has brought smiles to the faces of over 600 of our angels.)
We pray that over the next couple of weeks our angels will spread their wings around our community and will bring their message of love and joy, just as the angel host did so many years ago to the community around Bethlehem.”