Much knitting in Stockport for Noah festival

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undefinedPeople from across Stockport are busy knitting for a giant prayer chain, a very large patchwork elephant (Elmer, the patchwork elephant character loved by children), and stuffed animals of various shapes and sizes.

Residents of the Richard House home  in Stockport are pictured  being visited by Vicar the Revd Canon Elaine Chegwin Hall – to thank them for making knotted items for a big event coming up at St George’s church on the town’s Buxton Road.

The knitting talents of the ladies of  Richard House residential home  will be displayed as part of St George’s big Noah Festival – to  be held from 6 to 10 July. 

The church hosts themed summer festival over five days every few years. This year the focus is on Noah and his ark filled with animals. 

During festival week the St George’s will be filled by an art exhibition staged by local artists.  Most of the works on display will relate to animals, water and the environment.

Some highlights of the festival:  a performance of  Splash (a Noah musical)  at 6pm on Friday 8 July;  All Aboard, a concert for people of all ages at 3pm Saturday 9 July;  and a pet service with Bishop John Hayden at 10.15 am on Sunday 10 July.

For more information visit www.stgeorgestockport.org.uk

If you have any questions email Kim Regan d.kim.regan@gmail.com