A cascade of poppies

This year on Sunday 11th November we will mark the 100th year since the 1918 Armistice. In recognition of this important centenary, we are planning to make a public display of crafted poppies cascading from the church tower at St Robert’s.  The project is well under way with the Mothers’ Union knitting and crocheting hundreds of poppies and all who are interested are invited to join them.

The ‘big sew’ is still underway……..but this coming week (starting October 15th) the poppies are being fastened to the netting which will form the cascade.  Come along on….

Thursday, October 18th – 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Monday, October 22nd – 10.00am to 12.00noon

Wednesday, October 24th – 10.00am to 12.00noon

Thursday, October 25th – 7.00pm to 9.00pm

No skill or expertise required

You may still wish to make a poppy in memory of someone special, and patterns are still available from the church office for knitted or crocheted poppies. 

They can be made in any shade of red, with or without black centres or green leaves. If you prefer to craft them in another form e.g. felting or sewn these will also be welcomed. Any completed poppies can be left at St Robert’s marked for the attention of Revd. Abbie Palmer.