Being Creative, a blog from Dean Sue
Last Saturday saw a number of people come to the Cathedral to stitch. There were some who were knitting, some who were weaving and doing embroidery, and some who were doing crochet. The day was called stitching in public.
Our website stated:
In conjunction with International Knit in Public Day 2022 Liverpool Anglican Cathedral invites you to ‘Stitch in Public’
Knit, crochet, weave, sew, quilt, embroider, macrame, tapestry, cross-stitch, needlepoint, tatting, latch hook….
Bring your own project to work on and share creativity with those around you, in the magnificent surroundings of the Cathedral Well Space.
It was so good to watch so many people using the talents God has given them to serve others. Over the past year, our stitches from the Cathedral have produced and prayed over many items that have helped others. These items range from prayer shawls to hot water bottle covers, from twiddle blankets to teddies that help traumatised children from Ukraine.
It is a wonderful ministry and it is so good to welcome people from many different places and churches as they sit and stitch together.
A prayer by St Teresa of Avila says:
Christ has no body now but yours.
No hands, no feet on earth but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world.
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good.
Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.
‘Christ has no hands but yours’ and the Prayer Shawl Ministry and Stitches at Liverpool Cathedral are certainly using their hands to show the love of God to all people.
For more information, please contact: PrayerShawls@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk