Knitted angels will be returning to town

Some of the knitted angels that will be placed around the town of Morpeth from Monday.
Some of the knitted angels that will be placed around the town of Morpeth from Monday.

An angelic initiative will once again be taking place in Morpeth.

As part of an initiative by the United Reformed Church (URC) and Methodist churches in the North East, members and friends of St George’s URC in the town knitted more than 300 angels in different shapes and colours last December.

Some were found in the woods, some in leafy lanes, some were right under people’s noses and some were quite difficult to find, but all were found and homed.

The members and friends of St George’s URC have knitted some more of these little messengers – designed to spread a little bit of festive joy – for this year and over 400 will be left in various locations.

One of the knitters, Patricia Gatherum, said: “The angels were dedicated in church last Sunday and will be around the town from Monday until Christmas Day.

“If you are lucky enough to find one, please take it home and let it spend Christmas and next year with you.”