Knitted bible scenes educate church visitors

Methodist ministers Rev Jane Carter and Deacon Dawn Canham with the Noah's Ark themed display 'PHOTO: Tim Williams
Methodist ministers Rev Jane Carter and Deacon Dawn Canham with the Noah's Ark themed display 'PHOTO: Tim Williams
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A number of colourful and creative knitted Bible story figures were on display at Sage Cross Methodist Church on Friday and Saturday.

The Ladies of Sage Cross Methodist Church and the Melton Methodist Circuit have knitted Bible characters to form 31 scenes from the Old and New Testament.

Rev Jane Carter with the Good Friday model knitted by Eileen Cooper PHOTO: Tim Williams

Rev Jane Carter with the Good Friday model knitted by Eileen Cooper PHOTO: Tim Williams

Teachers, toddler group leaders and community groups were invited to a private viewing of the exhibition on Friday and members of the public attended on Saturday.

The idea is to offer the characters as a learning resource to teach youngsters about religion, and bring biblical stories to life.

Rev Jane Carter, Superintendent Minister of the Melton Mowbray Methodist Circuit, said: “We had a few teachers show an interest but not as many as we’d hoped for. Everyone who attended commented on how wonderful the displays looked.”

“The characters took 18 months to make and the next step is to take them into schools and show them off in assemblies.”

Picnic scene PHOTO: Tim Williams

Picnic scene PHOTO: Tim Williams

Anyone wanting to loan out the displays can hire them through the circuit office. There is no charge but donations are requested to help support a school in India.

Jesus enters Jerusalem PHOTO: Tim Williams

Jesus enters Jerusalem PHOTO: Tim Williams

Lost sheep PHOTO: Tim Williams

Lost sheep PHOTO: Tim Williams

The Last Supper PHOTO: Tim Williams

The Last Supper PHOTO: Tim Williams