Angel festival for Covid victims attracts thousands
St Giles Parish Church in Wrexham is reminding people that its Festival of Angels, commemorating those who have lost their lives to Coronavirus in Wales, will be drawing to a close at the end of this month.
Since it opened in late October, it is estimated that by the end of December approximately 17,200 people visited the church and saw the Festival.
The Vicar of St Giles, the Revd Dr Jason Bray said, “The reactions from the public seeing the Festival have been extremely positive and supportive of what we have tried to offer. It has been a hugely emotive time for them and for us. The comments and messages we have received have meant a great deal. We hope that everyone who wanted to see the Festival will have had an opportunity to do so by the end of the month.”
Inspired by the fifteenth century musical angels carved into the wooden roof at St Giles’, the congregation created the Festival of Angels featuring more than 6,000 handcrafted angels. They are made from a variety of materials, some new, some recycled, and all handmade, and are suspended from the interior of the tower, in nets in the nave of the church, and from the pillars.
The church is open, warm and lit Monday to Saturday from 10am-4pm, and for Sunday services. There is no charge for admission.
To find out more, please contact the Parish Office on 01978 355808 or email@example.com
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