Plans are afoot to bomb the parish of St Francis Strood with angels over the weekend of 12 and 13 December.
In the bible, Angels bring messages from God and these are often messages of comfort and joy. The church plan to bring that message to the people of Strood.
Everyone is invited to display pictures of angels in their windows, to create angels that can be hung from trees and bushes in gardens, or paint stones to leave around the pathways and verges.
Cherubs Montessori Day Nursery in Strood has joined with the parish to help create as many angels as possible. Alongside others in the community, children from the nursey will be busy over the next couple of weeks making angel baubles which will then be hung on trees over the weekend. Tracy Vick, manager at Cherubs, said, ‘the children are so excited already about making their angels to have displayed – being able to join together to bring some comfort and joy will help make this unusual Christmas special.’
St Francis Church are hosting online craft events where people can gather to make their angel creations through an online community. Ideas for what to create (from colouring pages and origami to knitting patterns and pictures for stones) can be found on the St Francis Facebook page.
Rev Sharon Copestake, Vicar, said, ‘this year more than ever we want to bring the meaning of Christmas to our community. Brightening up our windows and homes with angels will be a wonderful sight for us all. This has clearly captured all our imaginations and I am expectant that we will see some truly great angel creations!’