Did you hear about the ‘Yarn Bombing’ of Christmas Angels? It started December 2015 in Tynemouth. They had knitted 2,870 Angels and early one morning a team of people went out and they tied them to railings, hooked them on doors – anywhere really. Whilst doing this they were able to have conversations with people too. It certainly cheered people up on a damp, cold December morning! The press got hold of what the church had done and they found themselves on Look North.
Last year it was opened up to other churches and circuits. In about 20 different locations, 20,586 angels were distributed.
Along with the Angel is a tag which can be customized to the local area. There are some set guidelines for this, but space is available for a message or an invitation.
We would love it if on a cold, dull December morning all over the Wirral angels appeared to share the message of the wonder of Christmas.
There is a short video presentation: please click this link to see it. If your church would like to be involved please do get in touch with us firstname.lastname@example.org . Also, if you are willing and able, please will you knit us some angels?We have a very simple pattern available (so simple that even Emma, a very novice knitter, can manage). You can use these links to download the pattern for knitting or for crocheting.
We are also going to have an Angel Knitter Group meeting at the Wirral Methodist Centre on a Wednesday afternoon between 2.00pm and 4.00pm. There is no need to come every week or even for the whole 2 hours; just drop in and chat and get to know others from across the circuit.
Let us get ready to share the love of Christ in this way together.