‘A Knitted Journey Through the Bible’

Monday November 6th 2023


The Garden of Gethsemane.

A real treat is in store for anyone who can get to St Nicholas’ Parish Church, Carrickfergus, later this week when the doors open on A Knitted Journey Through the Bible.

The incredible work of Jean Stewart, assisted by the parish craft group, A Knitted Journey leads you through 28 different Bible stories, including the nativity, the crucifixion, Adam and Eve, the birth of Moses, Noah’s Ark and more.

As we approach Remembrance Sunday, there is a window decorated with a poppy cross, cenotaph, and soldiers, airmen and others who gave so much.

Noah’s Ark.

Jean, 75, explained that the project first began three years ago when the craft group proposed knitting some Christmas displays for the church windows, but the Covid-19 pandemic put everything on hold. Once the church reopened, Jean was asked to knit a display for Harvest, including fruit and vegetables and the parable of the sower told in yarn.

“This is our first exhibition and the idea came last May when we discussed fundraising for repairs to the church,” Jean said. “Much of the exhibition is my own work, with assistance from the craft group. I love knitting, it is something to do when I am sitting in at night.”

The exhibition runs from Thursday November 9 until Sunday November 12, with an opening service at 6pm on Thursday and a closing service on Sunday at 6.30pm. Opening hours are: Thursday – 6-9pm; Friday & Saturday – 10am-8pm; and Sunday – 1-6.30pm.

Refreshments will be on sale, and afternoon teas which must be booked in advance (call Jean on 07776 154956) will be served on Friday and Saturday.



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