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Activities during lockdown - hidden talents in Rochester Diocese
Our members have taken to knitting, sewing and drawing amongst other activities whilst they stay at home.
Prior to lockdown members had knitted hats and fingerless gloves for Mission to Seafarers, Teddies for Tragedies, and 'Crosses in your pocket ' which were given to Maidstone Hospital chapel.
Some members have knitted 'prayer squares' using the pattern from 'resources for challenging times' and these have been given, along with the prayer, to those we have been praying for.
One member made rainbow bead necklaces which were given to children who join in our church Zoom services.
Another member has a beautifully kept front garden with a 'wise owl' sitting in a tree. Her grandson painted a stone and laid it under the tree and others have been added since. A couple of members have been drawing.
One member has a talent for embroidery. She helped with the making of the new branch banner and has lately been working on an altar frontal. Yet another member who took up knitting again on her retirement has been making angels for The 'Making Miracles' charity based in Rochester.
Others have been involved in the sewing for NHS and Key workers.
We continue to hold our branch meetings via Zoom and will be joining together for Wave of Prayer via Zoom, as well as our usual Coffee following Corporate Communion.
We have planned to make 'Bags of Love' for our local school reception parents.
Who knows what we will do wehen we meet again!
Coxheath Area Branch