The Wallhanging is installed!
After many months of work by the dedicated and talented parish needlework group, the Wallhanging, comprising three panels, was recently installed outside the Chapel of St. Thérèse. This location was chosen to give as much protection as possible from direct daylight and from unintentional damage due to handling.
The centre panel incorporates some of the architectural features of our church : a “Rose” window, the entrance porch, and the campanile( bell-tower). On the left side, there is an interpretation of the parish Year of Mercy symbol, while the right side features the ” Ship of Faith”, used to celebrate Father Tony Coote, our Parish Administrator’s, Silver Jubilee. Both of these events occurred in 2016, when the project was first conceived. These designs are surrounded by borders which feature logos of the many parish voluntary groups, many made by the groups themselves, as well as flowers, the symbols of our Patroness, St. Thérèse.
So that as many people as possible could be involved, parishioners were invited to donate a family button to be incorporated in the design. These were carefully stitched into place to become features that can be pointed out to future generations. .
The initial project was facilitated by Brenda and Brid.
The needlework group, led by Shelagh and Rita, included Ashling, Kay, Mary, Carmel, Catherine, Anne, Maire, Ann, Denise, Mary, Eva and Maria.They interpreted with appliqué, quilting, stitching, embroidery, beading and crochet the design work of Barbara and Helen, while Paddy managed the final installation.
This was truly a broad parish undertaking, and everyone who participated can feel justly proud of their contribution to what is surely a new parish heirloom.