Thousand Christmas Angels
Imagine walking into St Mary's in December. It will be warm and carols will be playing. Your eye is drawn by the lights down to a crib in front of the high altar. And overhead you notice a huge 'heavenly host'. Just as with the shepherds in Bethlehem angels will be flying aloft. What a sight!
But we need your help to make this to happen. Could you make an angel?
If you want to help why not download the angel template here and then decorate your own. Or perhaps print another and write on it a special prayer. Completed angels can be dropped off in boxes that will be available in St Mary's or The White Horse Bookshop by 30 November. They need to be printed on card, or on paper and then stuck onto card. For full instructions see here. It would be really helpful if you have time to attach thread to your angel please click here for details.
Bishop Andrew will be blessing and 'launching' the 1000 Christmas Angels at a special opening in St Mary's Church on Saturday 5 December.
If you need help getting to a drop-off point please click here to email or contact the church office.
St Luke records:
'And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests.” When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”