Knitted Bible comes to Chatham

A woollen ‘Jonah and the whale’, party-goers at the wedding at Cana and numerous sheep and goats were just some of the 34 scenes to be found in a knitted display of the Bible at St. Stephen's Church Chatham at the beginning of June.

The yarn-tastic exhibition was one of a number of events to help celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the laying of the church’s Foundation Stone, including a knit-a-thon alongside the exhibition making blankets to donate to Oxfam for them to sell and raise funds.

The exhibition also had a wider purpose as vicar, Revd Barry Linney, explained.

“Part of our role is to serve the community of the parish. We therefore hoped that the exhibition would be seen by those within the parish as well as those who live outside it as a way in which they could find the Bible to be relevant in their lives today.”

He continued: “It’s had a great response from all who have visited over the opening weekend.  Many have been surprised by the wonderfully creative 34 bible stories brought to life through knitted scenes.  It’s provided inspiration, time for reflection and the opportunity to consider our own life stories.”

The knitted bible can be loaned free of charge by other churches from St George’s United Reformed Church in Hartlepool:  www.stgeorgesurc.co.uk/the-knitted-bible

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