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Gold crown of thorns on purple, with red and purple streamers Silhouette of Jesus on the Cross against yellow mosaic background above purplish mosaic ground with words: 'Broken for me' Abstract cross of three nails with golden heads above a plaited golden crown of thorns, against horizontally striped background, purple and blue at top, darkening to brown and blue stripes, then becoming brown and pink at the bottom

Textiles Group

Lenten Textiles (shown above)

Two banners and a crown of thorns, made by St Paul’s Textile Group, were on display in the church over the period of Lent. The banners were long and slender, designed for mounting on pillars, and they were situated near the front of the church, on either side of the central aisle.

One was a machine quilted ‘mosaic’ design in purple and yellow fabrics on a black cotton background. The careful placing of the yellow mosaics produced a silhouette of Jesus on the cross, while paler mauve fabrics on the purple hillside formed the words ‘Broken for Me’.

The other banner featured a gold cross of nails and plaited crown of thorns appliquéd onto a machine quilted background of various textured fabrics, graduating in colour from pale mauve to deep purple.


This banner was created by the Textile group. It was dedicated and placed in the Memorial Chapel on Remembrance Sunday 8th November 2009.
Top half has 'PEACE' vertically in yellow on rose, separating on the left a white dove flying in front of a red, yellow and green rainbow and on the right a dove flying to a green tree. Lower half has on the left the word 'LOVE' in yellow on rose over a white cross on variegated light green squares, and on the right a horizontal panel with three vivid poppies with leaves on a green leafy background above a row of yellow wheat above brown earth.


Four New Inspirational Banners

were installed on pillars in our church following Easter 2013.

Female figure with arms outstretched: 'Those who trust in the LORD for help will find their strength' Female figure dancing with arms upraised: 'They will rise on wings like eagles' Male figure running to the right: 'Those who trust in the LORD for help will run and not get weary' Father, mother and two children walking to left, father with arm protectively around child: 'They will walk and not grow weak'

They were inspired by a verse from Isaiah, chapter 40 verse 31: "But those who trust in the LORD for help will find their strength renewed. They will rise on wings like eagles; they will run and not get weary; they will walk and not grow weak."

Made by our Textile Group of eight talented ladies, who, as well as beautifying our church, make items for sale at our summer and Christmas fairs, the proceeds of which go to the Kenyan street children feeding programme.

Each banner shows one or more outline figures in blue in front of schematic greeny-blue hills, a blue sky with vivid yellow sun with spiky rays peeking above the hills, above green grass at the bottom framing yellow text from Isaiah.

The banners were made of hand painted silk with appliqued sun and figures in satin, outlined with couched threads. The grass was painted with fine brushes, enhanced by free machine stitching.

It is hoped these banners will bring comfort to those who visit our church.


New Sanctuary Curtains dedicated at Pentecost
Altar with bright red curtains each side, each with a white dove flying towards the centre


Two more Banners made by our talented Textile Group in April 2017.
Banner of irregular vertical stripes of orange and gold and letters on dark squares spelling 'Praised the Lord' Banner of irregular vertical blue and mauve stripes with letters on orange squares spelling 'Glory to God'