Just one week more – the unveiling will now take place on 26th

It’s almost ready – Jubilee Wall Hanging..!

2016 celebrated the 60th jubilee of the opening of the Church. This milestone in our Parish’s history was marked in a number of events last year. But one of the most enduring is likely to be the making of the Jubilee Wall Hanging.

Since last September, following notices in the Newsletter and local shops, a group of dedicated needleworkers have been meeting on Saturdays in the Sacristy to work on it.

The basic design concept (developed by parishioners) consists of three panels.

  • The centre one features one of the Church’s “Rose” Windows, the Campanile, and the entrance porch.
  • The left panel design is based on the parish’s Year of Mercy banner logo.
  • The right contains the “Ship of Faith” used in the artwork for Fr. Tony’s 25th

The three panels are surrounded by symbols of many Parish organisations.

These have all been developed with great artistry and imagination by the needleworkers using patchwork, beading, embroidery, quilting, appliqué, knitting and crochet. Their skills, guided by Rita and Shelagh, have created a beautiful textile that will be a parish heirloom.

The request for parishioners to donate a significant family button received a great response, and these are being incorporated in the design. So everyone who wanted to be part of the project is represented!

So now for the great unveiling!

You will be able to see the Wall Hanging from next Sunday 19 February. It will be on display near the Altar for a few weeks. See if you can find YOUR button!

Around Easter it will be permanently located on the wall outside the Chapel of St. Thérèse.

Thank you to all involved in the creation of this Parish work of art!