Marlborough’s Community Christmas celebration needs more angels. The heavenly host of 1000 Christmas paper angels will be suspended from the roof of St Mary’s Church as part of a walk -through Christmas celebration that will include a feast of light and sound. However, so far only 600 angels have been collected and organisers are appealing for more.
A template for the outline of the angel and instructions about how it can be decorated can be downloaded here. It is based on images from a stained glass window in St Mary’s Church. Hard copies are also available from St Mary’s Church.
Artistic Directors Vincent and Helen Stokes said, “We wanted to create a celebratory Christmas experience that everyone in the community could contribute to that would be manageable whilst our lives are restricted. We are thrilled with all the time and effort that so many people are putting in to make angels.
Some are absolute works or art; some are moving prayers or tributes to loved ones; some are beautiful in their plain simplicity. We love the way that whole families have joined in – some angels have been coloured by children 2yrs of age!
To date we have probably collected more than 600 but if we are to reach our target there is still work to do. Please collect an angel to decorate and cut out from St Mary’s Church and return it by December 1st. Everyone can join in and make as many angels as they like!”
1000 Christmas Angels will be open in St Mary’s Church Marlborough from December 5th for everyone to come and enjoy