Prayer of Praise wall hanging is launched

The packed gathering for the official launch of the Prayer of Praise St. Francis of Assisi wall hanging at All Saints Parish Centre. Included is Father Delargy PP, and Sandy Wilson of North Antrim Community Network. The project was financially supported by the Public Health Agency and managed by North Antrim Community Network. INBT 16-801H
The packed gathering for the official launch of the Prayer of Praise St. Francis of Assisi wall hanging at All Saints Parish Centre. Included is Father Delargy PP, and Sandy Wilson of North Antrim Community Network. The project was financially supported by the Public Health Agency and managed by North Antrim Community Network. INBT 16-801H

All Saints Parish Centre was the venue recently for the launch of a special wall hanging designed and created by the Creative Crafters Group.

The Group, who are based in the Parish Centre, secured PHA funding for a project that would encourage communities to be pro-active in promoting positive mental health and emotional well-being.

The wall hanging, now on permanent display in the Centre, was launched on April 4 by North Antrim Community Network Rural Development Officer Sandy Wilson.

It is made up of a number of pieces, created by individual members, based on the Canticle of the Creatures written by St Francis of Assisi.

Using various needlecraft techniques, the wall hanging was designed to outline members’ interpretation of the Prayer. A number of relevant symbols from All Saints Church were also included.

The tutor for the project, which commenced in October 2015, was Cheryl Sinclair whose expertise and enthusiasm encouraged the group members to tap into existing skills, embrace new skills and produce an outstanding and unique piece of needlecraft which has excelled all expectations, a spokesperson said.

To complete the project an explanatory booklet was produced to accompany the wall hanging; it contains the words of the Canticle of the Creatures alongside relevant imagery from the wall hanging.