200 Angels knitted one for each family

Joyce Cocksedge, an amazing knitter from Cockfield, has knitted 200 angels.  Joyce, in her eighties, can knit three in an evening and made over 200 in next to no time.

Families Little Whelnetham and Bradfield St George have each received an early Christmas gift including a knitted angel, a tea light and a Christmas prayer.

The Revd Richard Stainer said: "Joyce is quite remarkable, others also helped with the knitting but without her we would not have been able to manage it”  Richard added “we have been able to deliver an angel to every family.  The angel is a messenger bringing us hope, protection and guidance and of course it was angels that announced the birth of Jesus Christ, the light of the world" 

The original idea came from Christine Stainer, Richard's wife, a church warden in the parish, who planned to position angels around the villages however, thanks to Joyce Cocksedge, the church was able to deliver one angel to each household.

The angel and tea light were delivered in a small bag with a label, on which was typed a Christmas prayer along with the contact details should anyone need them over the Christmas period. 

“Christmas is a time for friends and family, but inevitably that can increase the sense of loneliness and isolation for some. As we celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ we want people to know that the church is here to listen and help in any way it can.”  said Richard.

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