Shawl Ministry

Shawl Ministry

The second meeting of the Shawl Ministry Group in conjunction with our twinning partners, Craigend East and Garthamlock Parish Church, took place on Saturday 12th March at Greenbank where we heard some inspirational stories about the creation of the shawls. Upon completion, a final blessing is offered before shawls are sent on their way accompanied by a written prayer/blessing for a recipient. Some recipients have continued the kindness by making a shawl and passing it onto someone in need. Thus, the blessing of the shawl ripples from person-to-person, with both the giver and receiver feeling the unconditional embrace of our loving God! Three people from Greenbank joined the group on the 12th March and it is wonderful to see this ministry growing.

The next meeting of the group will take place at Craigend East and Garthamlock Parish Church on Saturday 23rd April at 10.30am.If you would like to come along please contact the church office – lifts can be arranged.

If you would like to knit a shawl but can’t manage the meetings the group would be delighted to receive any shawl knitted lovingly and focused on the care and wellbeing of its anonymous recipient. A blessing will be offered over any completed shawl by the Shawl Ministry group before being sent on its way. The knitting pattern being used for the shawls is 81 stiches, knit 3, purl 3 – beginning each row with knit 3, using 300 grams of double knitting and using 6mm, 7mm or 8mm needles. Finished shawls are fringed by those who make them in a way they wish.

Thank you to everyone who has donated needles and wool for this Ministry your kindness has already brought a great amount of comfort to people.


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