Stunning display of hand-crafted poppies in Kilbride Parish Church

Monday October 30th 2023

A stunning display of hand-crafted poppies has turned the interior of Kilbride Parish Church into a sea of red ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

The 900 individual poppies have been knit or crocheted. The project was the idea of parishioner Fiona Charlton, who in September proposed a special poppy display for Remembrance Sunday and enlisted the help of parishioners and friends to knit or crochet enough poppies for a fitting display.

In response, an amazing 900 poppies were crafted, far exceeding Fiona’s expectations.

Fiona and other parishioners and friends then had the immense task of arranging them into a wonderful display throughout the church.

Artistic arrangements adorn windowsills, pews, pillars and even the pulpit, and Fiona would like to pass on her sincere thanks to everyone who has helped with this Remembrance Sunday project.

The display can be seen in Kilbride Parish Church before or after each service on November 5 and on Remembrance Sunday, November 12. The church will also be open this Thursday, November 2, from 1pm until 3pm for anyone who would like to come and see the display. 

Photos: David Holmes

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