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Look out for these knitted Christmas angels left around Solihull

Solihull Editorial 9th Dec, 2019 Updated: 9th Dec, 2019   0

MORE than 800 hand-knitted ‘Christmas angels’ will be left on hedges, fences and Touchwood shopping centre in Solihull as a gift for the finder by parishioners of a local church.

Members of the congregation of Solihull Methodist Church have knitted the angels as part of their Christmas Angels Project, following on from a successful similar project at at Shirley Methodist Church last year.

Each angel has a gift tag with ‘A Christmas gift of Love’ on one side and ‘Please take me, I’m a gift from everyone at Solihull Methodist Church’ on the reverse, with the URL and QR code for the church website.

Solihull Methodist Church Steward, Alan Faulkner said: “The angels will be left on hedges, fences, benches etc in roads close to the church as well as in Touchwood. Some will also be placed in the Prayer Room at the NEC. We hope they remind everyone of the ‘reason for the season’, the birth of Jesus.”

As well as placing angels in the local vicinity of the church for people to find and take away, the church is taking a number to schools and care homes, as part of its Generations Outreach Project. Pastoral visitors are also taking angels to people in their community who are unwell, lonely or recently bereaved.

The project is based on a project which started in North Shields and Whitley Bay Circuit in 2014 and has been adopted by many other Methodist Churches throughout the country.


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