The Sunderland Annual Methodist Women in Britain's Advent service took place on 6th of December at Humbledon Methodist Church. The speaker was the Rev. Judith Oldroid, the district president for MWIB. At this service the Rev. Paul Cleever-Thorpe commissioned the angels that are to be distributed around the area of the Sunderland circuit on the 15th of December. They intend to be delivered in surprising places!! The angels have been knitted by ladies, even some gentlemen! around the circuit. Each angel brings a Christmas message.
Since last years Advent some ladies have been busy knitting figures which have been put together to make scenes depicting the "Life of Christ". In total there are seventeen scenes starting with the Annunciation and ending with "The Ascension" Paul also commissioned these. We are hoping this display can be used by groups to remind people of some of the stories of the life of Jesus.
Anyone interested in using the display should contact Margaret Wright.
A link to photos of each of the 17 scenes can be seen below: