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Bishop Auckland Advent Window 24th December

We had a great time taking part in the Bishop Auckland Advent Windows this morning revealing a quilt that we had produced for the Forces Support shop in the Newgate Centre.

The quilt tells the account of Simeon and Anna in the Temple when Jesus was presented by Mary and Joseph. It depicts the sacrifice of  the two doves that have come to represent peace. The bright chevrons represent Simeon's uplifted arms as he praises God for allowing him to see the Saviour, Jesus. Simeon prophecies that Mary will suffer a pain like a sword piercing her heart, in between the squares of the quilt there are grey crosses that represent a sword and also the cross on which Jesus will die. There are blue squares that have hearts embroided on them representing the great love of God in this act of giving.

We felt it was significant that the quilt is in the window of a charity who support the forces as many of the people it supports will have suffered in the pursuit of peace. Mothers today still lose their son's for the cause of peace.

The quilt has been donated to Forces Support and will be raffled during the month of January 2019 and remain on display that month.

If you are in Bishop Auckland please take time to see the wonderfully decorated windows that are on display during January as part of the Bishop Auckland Advent Windows.