Hard at Work - churches

Communities around six Nantwich churches teamed up to produce these stunning knitted tableau pieces.

School children to grannies, Brownies and Guides to sheltered housing residents, police officers to publicans, and farmers to family practitioners have all helped produce the displays.

And now they are to go on show to the public in a special “Stitches and Stems” festival this weekend, July 8-10.

The churches at Aston, Baddiley, Broomhall, Burleydam, Ravensmoor and Wrenbury clubbed together for the event.

They will each be displaying a tableau telling a bible story, including Noah’s Ark, Joseph and Technicolour Dreamcoat, Moses, The Nativity and The Last Supper.

Shepherd - churchesAnd all the figures are life-sized and have each been made from four inch knitted squares – thousands and thousands and thousands of them.

The churches, which will also be decorated with flowers, are open on Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 1pm to 5pm and Monday 10am to 5pm.

Visitors can buy a passport on the door of any of the churches during the festival for just £6.

This gives people the whole weekend to visit each church – or you can see them all in one day.

Children only pay once they start senior school, and to make a group booking for Monday 10 then a Monday Passport will cost just £18 and admit four adult

There will be refreshments for sale at each church during the exhibition.

Full details and prices are printed on the passports, along with addresses, directions and advice on parking at each church.

Tickets are available from Wrenbury Village Stores or any of the participating churches.

Joseph's Dreamcoat is nearly finished

Joy under a sheep

Zak - churches festival

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