Children prepare for Festival of Angels

Children from Christ Church, Croft took part in a cardboard sculpture workshop ahead of a Festival of Angels.

Children from Christ Church, Croft Primary School and the local uniformed organisations took part in a cardboard sculpture workshop in preparation for a Festival of Angels.

The children made large cardboard sculptures of angels with the help of professional paper sculptor Phil Cox. The angels will go on display on December 1st and 2nd as part of Christ Church Croft Festival of Angels. The costs of the preparation day were covered by the Co-op Community Fund which enabled people of all ages and abilities to work with a professional, and the cardboard was donated by the local Sainsbury's.

Rev Dr Chris Stafford, Rector of Newchurch and Christ Church, Croft, said, “The workshop was a great way to start our preparations for the Angel Festival. Thanks to the tutoring from Phil Cox, the children have the skills they need to continue making more angels that will go on display. Various other groups, such as the local Brownies and the Croft art group, will also be making their own angels using different styles and techniques. The festival is a wonderful opportunity for the community to really connect through the Christmas story. We are looking forward to inviting the wider community in to the church on December 1st and 2nd to see all of the hard work that the various groups have contributed.”

The Festival of Angels starts on Friday 30th November with the switching on of the Church Christmas lights, followed by refreshments in the Church Hall. On Saturday 1st December, between 10am -4pm, people can view the angels in church and enjoy refreshments in the Church Hall. 7pm on Saturday 1st December sees the screening of It's a Wonderful Life in the Church Hall. On Sunday 2nd December there will be services at 9am and 10.30am, and church will be open 12noon until 4pm for people to come along and see the angels. At 6.30pm on Sunday 2nd December the Churches Together Advent Service will also take place, to which all are welcome.

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