Artisan Craft market at S. Barnabas' Cathedral

Published 21st of September 2018

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Earlier in the year, an open meeting was held at S. Barnabas' Cathedral, to discuss ideas for the forthcoming celebrations of the Cathedral's 175th year (next year). Among the ideas that came across was the suggestion of having a series of banners to be hung on the properties, depicting the history of the Cathedral. After a meeting of interested people, we decided to take on the task of designing and creating a series of pieces, but also to use our many and varied talents to make items to sell, to raise funds both to help pay for the banners and also towards the Cathedral's renovations.

We meet every Monday afternoon, and among our group are quilters, embroiderers, artists, flower arrangers, calligraphers, jewellery makers, knitters, soft-toy makers and people who just love crafts, to name but a few skills. Everyone is very welcome to come along and join us. If you don't have a specialist craft, it doesn't matter. We will teach you whatever you would like to make. Over the year, we have made very many wonderful items, and all of these will be for sale at our Artisan Craft Market, at S. Barnabas' Cathedral Hall, on Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th of October, between 10.00 and 16.00. There is NO entrance charge, and refreshments will be made available.

Come along and support your Cathedral, and use this opportunity to buy beautiful bespoke items of art and craft work for yourself and for gifts for special occasions and for Christmas. Whilst thinking of Christmas, the S. Barnabas' Art and Craft Group will have an exhibition of their work in the Cathedral Hall on Friday the 16th of November, during another fund-raising event. This will be a demonstration of floral art, entitled 'Christmas Memories.' See the Cathedral website for further details.

- M. Kirk


Mrs. Maria Kirk is a member of the Cathedral community, a professional embroiderer and textile-worker, with multiple responsibilities to the Cathedral sacristies and with other ongoing projects.