Knitted Bible Experience at St Luke’s Church

St Luke’s was fortunate to be able to host the Knitted Bible, a child-friendly exhibition which tours the nation,  in Holmes Chapel at the end of January.  The Children’s Team Leader, Fiona Pullé and vicar, Canon Rob McLaren, secured the exhibition to come to St Luke’s and invited village Primary Schools as well as Genesis (photo below) and local parishioners to visit the Knitted Bible Experience in St Luke’s starting on the weekend of 29 – 30th January.

   

The exhibition was a great success and very well attended with excellent feedback both from schoolchildren and adults.

Fiona writes:

We were most fortunate last month to have hosted the 34 knitted Bible scenes created by and loaned from St George’s United Reform Church, Hartlepool. Over the course of a very busy week, we enjoyed people visiting from far and wide, as well as locally and for many it was the first time they had been in St Lukes. Additionally, it was great to have all 14 classes from Holmes Chapel Primary school visit and there was much awe and wonder evident as the children delighted in the creative and imaginative way teachings and stories from the Bible were displayed.  Some of the many pictures taken during the exhibition are shown in the above image gallery

Thank you to everyone who helped make this exhibition possible from the knitters making 800 sheep and over 15 metres of bunting to the many stewards who helped set up and create a warm welcome for visitors. It was a wonderful team effort.

Hopefully the exhibition will return in Spring/Summer 2023 when Hermitage Primary school and Terra Nova hope to be able to attend.

The Knitted Bible has been produced by a team of knitters from an enterprising and ordinary church in Hartlepool (St George’s United Reform Church).  Knitted Bible provides 35 scenes from the Bible with colourful backdrops and knitted figures.  These simple images help both children and adults to imagine some of the key events of the Old Testament and New Testament.

You can find out more about the scenes depicted in the Knitted Bible here